Pie Digital, a US-based device networking company backed by Deutsche Telekom’s corporate venturing unit, has raised $8m.

Pie Digital is also backed by venture firm Foundry Group, according to a prior article by news provider VentureBeat.

Thorsten Claus, senior investment manager at T-Venture, said: “Consumers and businesses struggle with the management of the plethora of network connected devices, from PCs, tablets and phones to entertainment systems, game stations, fitness devices, home automation and security systems. Keeping them running and connected gets increasingly frustrating and complex – both for end users as well as for customer support call centers. Pie’s industry expertise, strong partnerships and clear passion for customer service promise real differentiation and value for their customer. Deutsche Telekom has been committed to supporting Pie’s vision from the beginning and we are pleased to help fuel their continued growth.”

Last year Pie Digital raised $1.2m of a planned $4m round,…

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