Andreessen Horowitz leads $32.7M investment in high-flyer DigitalOcean

Making cloud droplets easy for the lamen pays off 🙂


Digital Ocean , to mix a metaphor, is growing like a weed. The New York-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider caters to newbies who don’t necessarily know what “spinning up a VM” is and it has done (ahem) swimmingly with that crowd.

Andreessen Horowitz noticed, and is leading a $32.7 million Series A funding round. IA Ventures, which provided  $3.2 million in early seed funding also participated. The new cash will help the company hire top engineers and keep building out product features and infrastructure to support its growing customer base.

In January, Netcraft called DigitalOcean the world’s fastest growing cloud hosting service and the 15th largest over all at least in terms of number of web-facing computers. The headline there was DigitalOcean was growing faster than industry leader Amazon(s amzn) Web Services, which is really not a big whoop when you consider how huge AWS already is and that DigitalOcean was…

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