Jamf, which specializes in managing and securing Apple at work, has launched Jamf Ventures, an investment fund that is focused on early-stage companies across the globe that focus on enhancing the security and transformational power of the Apple ecosystem.
With Jamf Ventures, Jamf aims to build value-creating partnerships with innovative technology companies that accelerate growth, according to Jake Mosey, vice president of Jamf Ventures The company plans to invest US$50 million over the next five years, and will provide access to capital, industry expertise, a professional network and channels to portfolio companies.
Jamf Ventures portfolio companies will also be able to leverage unique access to Jamf’s extensive application programming interfaces (APIs), technologies, and IT and security research and expertise, along with increased brand awareness and co-marketing opportunities.
Jamf announces investment in SwiftConnect
Through Jamf Ventures, Jamf is announcing its investment in SwiftConnect, a cloud platform provider that manages and connects disparate access control systems across owner and enterprise portfolios with mobile credential platforms, user directories and other systems that influence physical access requirements. In addition to streamlining the access management process, SwiftConnect also links its customers to a virtual badge on their mobile device.