Cloud Sherpas, a Google Apps reseller that also helps enterprises migrate to and manage the productivity suite, has raised another $1.6 million in funding led by Syncarpha Capital, Vento Security Holdings and Hallett Capital, the investment vehicle of Cloud Sherpas’ CEO, Jon Hallett. This investment follows additional $1 million of funding the startup raised earlier this year.
Cloud Sherpas not only helps companies migrate and transition over to Google Apps but also provides additional tools, called Sherpa Tools, to make the productivity suite more useful. For example, the Directory Manager provides administrators with an interface for creating, retrieving, updating and deleting in-depth profile information for end users, shared contacts and groups. With Cloud Sherpa, users can also import and export contact information in bulk and add instant messaging features.
The startup says implementation sizes range from 75 users to 75,000, with average deployments of around 2,000 seats. Since launch, Cloud Sherpas has migrated over 600,000 enterprise users to Google Apps. Additionally, Cloud Sherpas software is in use at over 7,000 companies, which represents more than 1.5 million Google Apps users. To put that in perspective, over 30 million people use Google Apps.
Cloud Sherpas plans to use the new capital to accelerate adoption of Google Apps across the retail, manufacturing, high-tech, real estate, healthcare and government industries.