Wireless Charging Company PowerbyProxi Raises $4 Million

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PowerbyProxi is a wireless-charging company that has raised $4 million in funding from Samsung’s venture capital arm.  PowerbyProxi is expected to raise more in their Series C round.  PowerbyProxi’s wireless-charging system lets multiple devices be placed on a single charger.

“Receiving this investment from the world’s leading consumer electronics brand is a clear endorsement of our wireless power IP portfolio,” stated PowerbyProxi CEO Greg Cross.  Michael Pachos, a senior investment manager at Samsung Ventures America, will be joining PowerbyProxi’s board of directors.  The two companies are also forming a strategic partnership.

This is Samsung’s first investment in a New Zealand based company.  PowerbyProxi has hit a total value of over $9 million for their Series C so far after raising $5 million previously from TE Connectivity and Movac.  PowerbyProxi spun out of the University of Auckland engineering school six years ago.

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