Samsung Global Innovation Center, Sun Microsystems Founder McNealy, and former AOL-Time Warner Executive Raduchel Invest in Desktop-as-a-Service (DAAS) Startup
New York, NY Â – LiquidSky – a revolutionary high-performance cloud-based gaming, processing, and remote desktop service – is pleased to announce today the successful closing of (US) $4 million in a series of seed rounds, led by Samsung Global Innovation Center, Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy, and former Sun Microsystems and AOL-Time Warner executive Bill Raduchel. Both McNealy and Raduchel serve as LiquidSkyâ€™s strategic advisors, with Raduchel also the companyâ€™s Chairman of the Board. Presently in closed beta, LiquidSky has already attracted over half a million users to its revolutionary Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform.
â€œWe are thrilled to have secured the confidence and financial backing of Samsung Global Innovation Center, as well as technology pioneers Scott McNealy and Bill Raduchel,â€ said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky CEO. â€œBeyond their financial support that will help us scale and grow our infrastructure, their industry know-how is invaluable in helping LiquidSky remain at the bleeding edge of cloud computing.â€
â€œLiquidSky has the potential to open up an entirely new phase of the cloud â€“ true real-time, low-latency computing,â€ added Gus Warren, Managing Director of Investments at Samsung Global Innovation Center. â€œThis could present significant opportunities for our business units, and weâ€™re thrilled to support Ian and his team as they officially launch the platform.â€
LiquidSky uniquely solves the four biggest issues that have plagued other cloud-based gaming services: high latency, high cost, limited scalability, and a finite catalog of supported games. Gamers can play any PC title nearly anywhere, anytime on Android, Mac, Linux or even low-spec Windows PC devices via their very own cloud-based â€œSkyComputerâ€ – a dedicated high-spec Windows gaming PC with up to a terabyte of online storage. LiquidSky customers may download and play any PC game or high-performance application they choose from any leading digital distribution portal, including Steam, BattleNet, Uplay, Origin, and many others. If a game or application runs on Windows, LiquidSky supports it!
Customers purchase LiquidSky access via a pay-as-you-go plan for as little as $0.50 a â€œSkyCreditâ€ (typically an hour of play) with a ten SkyCredit purchase minimum. The more comprehensive â€œGamerâ€ and â€œUnlimitedâ€ subscription plans currently cost $14.99 or $39.99 a month and offer 500GB or 1TB storage, respectively.