Cisco Meraki Headquarters Office Address
500 Terry A. Francois Blvd
San Francisco, California 94158
Cisco Meraki Contacts
Founders: Sanjit Biswas, John Bicket, Hans Robertson
CEO: Todd Nightingale
Cisco Meraki History
Meraki was funded by Google and Sequoia Capital. The organization started in Mountain View, California in 2006, and was then located in San Francisco. Meraki employed people who worked on the MIT roofnet project.
Meraki offers a complete cloud managed product family including wireless LAN, Ethernet switches, security appliances, and mobile device management, all built to simplify the challenges of modern, device and application-centric networks.
In 2007, Meraki selected San Francisco for their community-based Free the Net campaign. They started putting gateway devices in the Lower Haight neighborhood to provide Internet access and giving away repeaters. In the first year of the project, growth of the network was primarily into the Mission District. By October 2007, they estimated 20,000 distinct users (ever connected) and about 5 terabytes of data transferred in this network. In July 2008, Meraki said 100,000 people in San Francisco used its ‘Free the Net’ service. Since then, Meraki discontinued this public service, though many access points remain active, but with no connection to the Internet.
In May 2010 an agreement was announced with UK-based Cloud Distribution. On November 18, 2012 Cisco Systems announced it agreed to acquire Meraki for an estimated $1.2 billion.