Cloudtenna, a Sunnyvale, CA-based software startup that addresses the problem of file sprawl, raised $4m in seed funding.
The round was led by Blazar Ventures with participation from Citrix.
The company will use the funds to continue to develop the product.
Founded by Bryan Pham and Aaron Ganek, Cloudtenna aims to solve enterprise file search problem with DirectSearch, a new tool that finds files across on-premise repositories, cloud file storage services, and hosted/online applications in 400-600 milliseconds.
DirectSearch uses machine learning intelligence, natural language processing, and automation to build the search engine whose key features include a single search tool that scans local and network drives; services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box; and SaaS platforms like Slack, ShareFile, and Salesforce; and learns from relevance, context, and user behavior to continuously improve search results and rankings.
Users can find files by name, sender, date, file type, keyword, content, and other attributes regardless of where it is stored.
Nearly 30 beta customers, including universities, online businesses, and large enterprises, currently use DirectSearch.
DirectSearch will be available in early Q3 2018.