September 6, 2013 13.06 Europe/London By Robert Briel
Dutch software developer Metrological Group has received financial backing from new strategic investor, Liberty Global.
This strategic investment will help Metrological extend its technology platform across multiple industry verticals and geographic markets.
Metrological Application Platform is a key component of Liberty Global’s Horizon TV. Liberty Global has launched over 125 apps on the platform to date and continues to grow. Rotterdam-based Metrological has been in partnership with Liberty Global since 2010 and was recognised last year as one of the company’s most important suppliers.
As part of the investment transaction, Sander Vonk, director Liberty Global Ventures, will join the board of Metrological. The other members of the board are Robert Jan Lijdsman, advisor at Allen & Overy, Walter Blom, independent advisor and former CFO of Ziggo and Estro Group, and Erwin van Dommelen, managing partner at Merapar.
“Our investment in Metrological is testimony to its cutting edge technology and great contribution to our Horizon TV platform,” said Balan Nair, EVP and CTO, Liberty Global. “We believe that Metrological is well positioned to address the growing needs of the telecom industry for flexible solutions such as their app platform.’’
“Liberty Global’s investment reflects the strength of our innovations in the market and with our customers”, said Albert Dahan, Chief Technology Officer of Metrological. “This enables us to bring our business to the next level.”