Meru snags $30M for virtual wireless service

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Meru Networks, provider of a virtual wireless service that departs from typical hub-based service, has raised $30 million in a fifth round of funding. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company says it is able to deliver wireless solutions that are easier for businesses to adopt and scale according to their needs. It says the new funding will be used to meet demand the company is seeing especially from the health care and education sectors.

The round was led by Vision Capital Advisors and included Clearstone Venture Partners, NeoCarta Ventures, BlueStream Ventures, D.E. Shaw Group, Evercore Partners, Tenaya Capital and Monitor Ventures. Meru has raised $110 million to date.