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midfinsystemsThree former Microsoft and Amazon engineers with more than 35 years of experience at the two tech giants have teamed up for a stealth startup in the private IT administration space.

Midfin Systems is a new Redmond-based company that is developing technology for private datacenters. CEO and founder Suyash Sinha, a 14-year Microsoft vet who left his post as Senior Director in March, wouldn’t disclose too much about Midfin but did say that the startup is “trying to eliminate friction from the private cloud deployment space.”

“We think this will be a game-changer,” he said.

Sinha, who also spent a few years with Microsoft Research, is joined by two other founders and former Microsoft colleagues who also have extensive experience in the cloud and virtualization space: CTO Joy Ganguly, who spent eight years at Microsoft before working the last two years as a principal software developer at Amazon; and VP of Engineering Ajith Jayamohan, who managed data center system software teams for seven years at Microsoft and was most recently a senior manager at Amazon Web Services.

Sinha notes that his team has already spoken to more than 2,100 customers to validate its product. The startup has reeled in $475,000 in just two weeks from high net worth individuals and is raising more funds to complete a $700,000 seed round.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10 a.m. with comments from Sinha. 

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