Specialist MuleSoft integration consultancy WhiteSky Labs has received an investment from Salesforce Ventures. The capital will be used to expand internationally and capitalise on the growing demand for middleware.

Founded in Australia in 2009, WhiteSky Labs is focused on MuleSoft, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2018 for US$6.5 billion. Having grown to over 140 employees across Australia and Asia Pacific, WhiteSky Labs works with more than 40 current MuleSoft customers including; Energy Australia, Mynt, Blackmores, Qantas, Zurich and 7-Eleven. 

Steve Wilson, CEO, WhiteSky Labs

The size of the investment, from Salesforce’s US$50million Australia Trailblazer Fund, was not disclosed. 

The consultancy has experienced 100 per cent year-on-year growth for the past four years and expects to hire another 80 staff in the next 12 months.

Mulesoft is a messaging layer which enables the real-time communication between IT systems, allowing information to flow between an organisation’s different systems. 

WhiteSky Lab’s CEO Steve Wilson told Which-50 integration is far more complex than functional software implementations, which is why the company has chosen to specialise in the area. 

“Integration is at the nexus of the digital economy,” Wilson said. 

“If you are not connected today you are going to be out of business in five or 10 years.” 

As the magnitude and frequency of business change continues to increase, organisations need nimble and flexible architectures to modify business processes or launch new products faster than their competitors. Making the wrong decisions could be terminal. 

“If your architectures are constrained you are going to be out of business in 15 years because you won’t be able to move fast enough.” 

The new capital will be used to expand to the UK and test the US market, as well as enabling the continued development of intellectual property to accelerate and de-risk customer outcomes. 

Salesforce Ventures—Salesforce’s corporate investment group—invests in the next generation of enterprise technology to help companies. The Australia Trailblazer Fund, launched earlier this year, is earmarked for local entrepreneurs.

“We’re proud to back an innovation partner for our customers, with a solid reputation for delivering digital transformation and impressive growth aspirations. We look forward to continuing to work with WhiteSky Labs as it delivers customer success on the Mulesoft Platform in Australia and globally,” said Rob Keith, Head of Australia, Salesforce Ventures.

MuleSoft APAC Vice President, Rob Thorne says he’s thrilled the team will be available to transform more businesses around the world. “Businesses partnering with WhiteSky Labs have access to experts to guide them through the entire Mulesoft platform lifecycle.”

“As trusted advisors, WhiteSky Labs has an impressive track record of helping customers to digitally transform, establish new revenue models and accelerate time to value in delivery.”

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