About Us

Alkira was founded in 2018 by Amir and Atif Khan, the visionary computer networking team that created the multi-billion-dollar SD-WAN market with the founding of Viptela. After Viptela was acquired by Cisco in 2017, it was time to look for another significant customer problem to solve.

Funded in six weeks from inception by top tier venture capital firms Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkira has reinvented networking for the cloud by delivering the Alkira Cloud Services Exchange™, the first unified multi-cloud network with integrated services, visibility, and governance, all delivered as-a-service.

“Alkira” is from the Australian Aboriginal for “blue sky,” and according to some sources, “a happy place in the sun.” We named our company with an awareness of a fresh start, coupled with real “blue sky” levels of innovation and vision.

Our vision is nothing short of the complete reinvention of cloud networking. A vision of a multi-cloud network that lives in the cloud, behaves like the cloud and is consumed as-a-service like the cloud.

A multi-cloud network that can take you to and across clouds in minutes instead of months. A network where services, like firewalls, live and scale in the cloud. A network you draw instead of build. A network delivered as a service.

Welcome to the future of cloud networking. Welcome to Alkira.


Meet the team creating the future of cloud networking

Amir Khan

President, CEO & Founder

Atif Khan

CTO & Founder

Manan Shah

Head of Product Management

Danielle Kramer

Head of Sales

Himanshu Shah

VP of Engineering

Ramakanth Gunuganti

Chief Software Architect

Santosh Kumar Dornal

Head of Software Test & Devops

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Our Investors

Alkira is partnered with top tier Silicon Valley venture firms to transform multi-cloud networking

“After working with Amir and Atif at Viptela, we welcome the opportunity to work with their new company, Alkira. After finding that network operations and security teams at many enterprises struggle with configuring and running hybrid service connections, Alkira has built a service addressing that pain. Alkira will provide much-needed agility to businesses as they move to the public clouds and do so quickly in order to adapt to today’s rapidly changing business environment.”

Bill Coughran

Sequoia Capital – Partner

“ Networking for the multi-cloud era requires a different approach, and in today’s climate, remote work is breeding a sense of urgency for a unified solution, Alkira’s team has the ambitious vision to disrupt the status quo, and a proven track record building enduring companies. We’re thrilled to partner with them.”

Mamoon Hamid

Partner at Kleiner Perkins

“ Alkira is revolutionizing networking by creating the first truly complete multi-cloud network-as-a-service platform. The Alkira founders were pioneers of the first wave of virtual networking with SD-WAN. They are tackling the next frontier, multi-cloud, to create the first platform that can enable a company to bring their full network fabric into the modern era.”

Brian Bendett

GV – Partner

Board Members

Bill Coughran

Board Member from Sequoia

Bill Coughran works as a founders’ coach and partner at Sequoia Capital to help build spectacular technology-centric companies. Previously, Bill was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google with oversight of Chrome, YouTube, maps, google.com, underlying infrastructure systems, and security.

Mamoon Hamid

Board Member from Kleiner Perkins

Mamoon Hamid is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins. Mamoon has been an early investor in and served on the boards of some of the most innovative software companies of recent times including Slack, Box, Yammer, Figma and Netskope. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, he was a Co-Founder of Social Capital, and prior to that a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners (USVP). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an MS from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


As part of the Alkira team, you’ll be joining the most innovative cloud networking company in the world. You’ll be transforming the entire multi-cloud networking market – and your career along the way.

We’re frequently adding new opportunities. If you think you’d be a good fit but don’t see the right position, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

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Stay up to date on how Alkira is helping enterprise customers accelerate multi-cloud adoption

Alkira Exits Stealth, Releases First On-Demand Multi-Cloud Network

This week startup Alkira emerged from stealth mode. The company launched an on demand multi-cloud network as-a-service that […]

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Each organization faces unique regulatory challenges based upon industry, geography, and other factors, and the Alkira Cloud Services Exchange™ is designed to simplify compliance and reporting, globally. We are committed to ensuring that our global customers and partners are able to meet diverse compliance requirements. Contact us for more information about Alkira certifications.

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  • Cut multi-cloud network provisioning time from months to minutes
  • Get simple, as-a-service consumption for your global cloud network with no upfront costs or CAPEX
  • Ensure enterprise-grade security when moving to cloud
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