Meet Vadim Vladimirskiy, Co-Founder and CEO at Independent Software Vendor: Nerdio

Nerdio is an ISV (independent software vendor), supporting organisations of all sizes looking to deploy virtual desktops leveraging native Microsoft technologies. We partner with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprises in EMEA and all over the world to add value on top of their existing Microsoft investments like Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365, and Intune.
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How did you come up with the idea for the company?

The history of Nerdio is a unique one. Nerdio was born out of an MSP/IT services business that I co-founded and led for many years. This company, Adar, was established back in 2005 and I am proud to say it was one of the first MSPs to successfully provide SMBs with cloud-delivered desktops. But being an early adopter meant there were challenges to navigate around cloud operations and costs. So, in 2016, Nerdio was born as a technology division within Adar to help other MSPs address these issues. 

In 2018, Joseph Landes, my co-founder joined me to accelerate Nerdio’s journey. Prior to this, Joseph had spent 23 years as an executive leader at Microsoft. We established Nerdio as a standalone company in January 2020 and currently work with thousands of enterprise organizations and channel partners all over the world. 


How has the company evolved over the last couple of years? 

We have had many landmark moments on our journey. Just one month after securing our $8M Series A funding round in February 2020, we launched an entirely new product for enterprise organisations that allowed them to be flexible and cost-effective in providing digital workspaces to employees. Time was on our side, too: these both came at the start of global lockdowns, which accelerated the transition to remote work and skyrocketed our business. Our modern MSP solution, Nerdio Manager for MSP, was launched in 2021 in addition to new education, training and certification programs that help MSPs achieve maximum success with their Microsoft investments.  

In December of last year, we announced the completion of our Series B funding round, which closed at $117m and was led by Updata Partners. This was three times the size of the average funding round in Q1 of 2022 – a huge achievement which we believe is testament to the success of both the idea behind Nerdio, as well as the value of the technology we offer.

What can we hope to see from Nerdio in the future?

The completion of our funding round marks the next stage in our growth. We are looking to double our headcount over the next year, with a focus on expanding our executive leadership.

The next stage is evolving to solve the increasing complexity IT teams are experiencing with native Microsoft technologies. We’re looking to help customers accelerate the deployment and management of endpoints, offering end-user behaviour analytics, hybrid developments with Azure Stack HCI. In the current economic situation, it’s crucial that we get more out of our tools, and this is what we want to help customers with, with new and better features, updates, and the exact product refinement that they need.