Two years ago Juan Carlos Moreno, an engineer at Spanish software company Ackstorm was trying to build a cloud computing service. But to make it possible he had to build some software so he could manage and monitor the resulting infrastructure. As he did this, he realized that a few tweaks and some capital could turn his efforts into a stand-alone business.
So he spun out ECmanaged from Ackstorm and launched earlier this year. The company has raised €200,000 from Ackstorm and is nearing a close on a €700,000 investment from the Spanish government. It is also looking at venture capital as an option, something it may find as one of the Structure:Europe Launchpad finalists.
With its beginnings as a spin out, ECmanaged is in good company with other European startups such as Carriots, Xively, Gigaset and even its fellow Launchpad finalist SecludIT which spun out of a research…
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