I’m delighted to announce that Engine Yard has successfully raised an additional round of funding to continue the company’s expansion. In this latest round we raised nineteen million dollars with DAG Ventures leading the investment. We are also welcoming Bay Partners and Presidio Ventures as new investors. They join previous investors Benchmark, NEA and Amazon, who all returned to participate in the funding round.
Since we raised the last round of capital, we’ve built and released Engine Yard Cloud. And we’ve also continued our strong investment in Ruby and Rails, with a deck of full-time engineers working on Rails 3, Rubinius and most recently JRuby. We now have over 700 customers using Engine Yard, and more sign up everyday. Best of all, customers can now try out our cloud features for just a $25 minimum per month.
With this round of funding (which we expect to be our last), we’ll continue to build out the Cloud engineering team, and bring additional support offerings to market around JRuby and Rails. We’ll also be looking at international expansion and building out more partnerships with infrastructure providers. Stay tuned! The best is yet to come.