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Harmonic Leads $3.5M Series B Funding Round for Encoding.com

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Cloud-based video encoding company Encoding.com has closed a Series B round of funding, and this time the lead investor is Harmonic, Inc. Encoding.com raised $3.5 million in this round, which it will use to boost its engineering and sales teams. Previous investors Metamorphic Ventures and Zelkova Ventures also took part.

Encoding.com's president, Jeff Malkin, sees the partnership as a perfect fit: "Harmonic, the leader in video delivery infrastructure, recognizes the rapid migration towards cloud-enabled video services and has chosen Encoding.com, the leader in cloud-based video services, to accelerate its product evolution. Best in on-premises meets the best in cloud."

This isn't the first time the two companies have worked together. Earlier this year, Encoding.com deployed Harmonic ProMedia Carbon through its online platform, offering unlimited cloud capacity to existing Harmonic customers. The two plan to keep collaborating, distributing Harmonic's workflow solutions through Encoding.com.

“As the market increasingly embraces the cloud, we look forward to working closely with Encoding.com to offer our customers the most compelling solutions to meet the rapid changes within the video ecosystem,” says Patrick Harshman,  Harmonic's CEO.

Encoding.com announced a $1.25 million Series A funding round in February 2010. In April 2011, it took in an additional $2 million from existing investors.

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