SafeDK, a mobile SDK management platform, has today announced that it has raised $3.4 million in its Series A round of funding. The current funding round saw participation from Samsung Next Tel Aviv.
Along with them, other investors who participated in this fund-raising round include Marius Nacht, StageOne Ventures, Kaedan Capital, and angel investor Leon Waisbein. The money raised in this new funding round will be used by the company to scale its operations, adding more team players and for further expansion in the U.S. market.
SafeDK monitors the real-time behavior of mobile SDKs and reports privacy, performance, and stability issues. It also provides developers with remote control over the SDKs. With a simple click of a button, app developers can turn off an entire SDK or a specific SDK permission in real time, preventing a security breach or crucial bug, with no need to release a new version or wait for users to update.
Headquartered in Israel, the first target market for the company is the United States — with future expansion plans aiming at Europe and Asia. The company is targeting all mobile app publishers that are sensitive to user privacy and safety, and who are investing resources into optimizing user experience and app performance.
Explaining how the platform works, Orly Shoavi, co-founder of SafeDK says,
When there’s an issue, the developer can’t act in real time. Unlike web interfaces, mobile apps, once submitted to the app stores, are very limited in what they can change later on. [The] SafeDK solution allows mobile publishers to get real-time information on the SDKs and turn malicious or problematic SDKs off on the spot, with no need for a version update.
As of the pricing, the company operates on a tier-based pricing for mobile app publishers. It is offering the service completely free of cost for up to 100,000 monthly active users, but larger app developers need to choose from company’s several paid plans.