DigitalOcean said Thursday that it has closed $37.2 million in Series A funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round. According to the company, the capital will be used to hire engineers and build new datacenter locations. Based in New York City, DigitalOcean is a cloud provider for developers.
DigitalOcean, the world’s fastest growing cloud provider built for developers, today announced the completion of their$37.2M Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The funding will be allocated primarily to hiring top-tier engineers in order to accelerate the company’s rapidly growing community, build out highly anticipated product features, and maintain infrastructure throughout the world.
“DigitalOcean’s growth has been explosive over the last 12 months,” said Ben Uretsky, CEO and cofounder at DigitalOcean. “This funding will allow us to attract top engineering talent, build new datacenter locations, and continue our relentless focus on simplicity.”
At the turn of the New Year, Netcraft released a report that detailed DigitalOcean’s trajectory as the world’s fastest growing cloud hosting service. It states, “Our December 2013 Web Server Survey showed a month-on-month gain of 6,514 web-facing computers,” adding “DigitalOcean is now the 15th largest hosting company in terms of web-facing computers– a remarkable feat considering DigitalOcean had only 280 web-facing computers at the start of this year.”
The Series A Funding will allow DigitalOcan to actively hire talented engineers dedicated to building a product that developers love. The company is determined to evolve from the ideal platform for developers at the testing stage of their applications, to becoming one of the most trusted and loved cloud providers on the planet as they continue to scale.
This is one of many exciting announcements to come within the first half of the year. DigitalOcean is expected to offer IPv6, an updated version of their API, and a new version of their website in the near future.