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Mountain View, USA
779 E Evelyn Ave
Suite 200
Mountain View, CA, 94041


CEO, Co-Founder
SVP Sales
VP Engineering
VP, Finance & Administration
Board of Directors
Technology, Co-Founder
Head of Marketing
Board Observer


Kolbysoft, 2/2010



Skyfire Labs

Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to radically improve the mobile Internet experience for both operators and their consumers. 

Skyfire’s innovative, next-generation carrier cloud approach to mobile video and data optimization provides wireless operators with huge cost savings, elastic capacity, and the ability to surgically enhance quality of experience on a per-stream level. The company has also introduced the first mobile browser extension platform to enable robust contextual & social browsing, as well as enhanced monetization opportunities for operators.

The company currently counts 3 of the largest mobile operators in the world as customers for its Rocket Optimizer™ and Skyfire Horizon™ solutions. Skyfire has honed its video & data optimization and mobile monetization capabilities through a variety of top-selling consumer applications, which have more than 20 million worldwide downloads to date.

Skyfire was founded in 2007, and in located in Mountain View, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Skyfire’s Rocket Optimizer

Added: 8/28/12



Rocket Optimizer
Launch Date2011
Skyfire Labs screenshot
Above: Rocket Optimizer 3.0
Uploaded: 1/24/13
Skyfire Labs screenshot
Above: Rocket Optimizer 3.0 Cloud
Uploaded: 1/24/13


Skyfire Horizon

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Skyfire Web Browser
Skyfire Labs screenshot
Above: Skyfire Web Browser Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/27/08
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Above: Skyfire Web Browser Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 11/4/08

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  1. Opera buys Skyfire Labs for its video optimization software ( [edit]
  2. Skyfire acquires Kolbysoft, developers of the popular Steel browser for Android ( [edit]
  3. Skyfire is backed by Trinity Ventures and Matrix Partners and has raised $4.8 million in total funding. ( [edit]
  4. Skyfire scores $13 million in funding ( [edit]
  5. SkyFire Raises $5 Million More For Rich Mobile Browser ( [edit]
  6. Skyfire Raises $8 Million In A Round Funded By Verizon And Others ( [edit]
  7. Skyfire Raises $10M To Bring Its Mobile Optimization Tools To Global Carriers ( [edit]
  8. SkyFire Pulls In Another Million Bucks With The Launch Of SkyFire For iPad ( [edit]
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