MobileIron raises $16 million to manage employee smartphones

MobileIron, a startup that helps corporate IT departments manage smartphone use, has raised $16 million in a third round of funding, according to a filing with the SEC. With MobileIron, a company can view employee smartphone data, allowing the company to monitor calls in real-time and locate lost phones through an online map. In June, the Mountain View, Calif. company announced a management solution for iPhone 4, which enables IT departments to develop and publish in-house apps.

MobileIron previously raised nearly $20 million from Sequoia CapitalNorwest Venture Partners and Storm Ventures.