Aryaka is a technology platform company that provides WAN optimization. It is headquartered in Milpitas, California, United States, with development offices in Bangalore, India and had over 150 employees in 2010. Aryaka was founded in 2009 by Ajit Gupta, Rajeev Bharadhwaj and Ashwath Nagaraj. Gupta previously founded Speedera Networks, a content delivery network (CDN) acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2005 for stock valued at $500 million. Bharadhwaj was previously at cloud service provider Ejasent Inc, acquired by Veritas in 2004 for $59 million. Nagaraj was previously at Allegro Systems (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2001 for $185 million) and founder of Assured Access Technologies (acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $350 million). Aryaka announced its WAN optimization and application acceleration service in September 2010. The company markets its services as "WAN optimization as a service", "application delivery as-a-service", "cloud network as a service" and "network as a service". Aryaka received $10 million in Series D funding in June 2014 from existing investors InterWest Partners, Presidio Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures. It previously received $25 million in series C funding led by Interwest Partners, $15 million in series B funding and $14 million in series A funding from Trinity Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Nexus Venture Partners. Aryakas foundational multi-segment WAN optimization patent was granted as a US patent in July 2013.