If January is any indication, the Portland startup scene is in for an interesting year. First, Janrain announced a big round of investment. Now, Puppet Labs has landed a $30 million strategic investment from VMware. Read More
It’s always nice to see Portland startups adding executive talent. It’s even nicer when those folks have worked their way up to that position.
Such is the case with Nigel Kersten at Puppet Labs, who was just appointed CTO. Read More
You know I constantly crow about how awesome Portland startups are. But now, some of our startups have a chance to be recognized on a much bigger stage.
So much for things slowing down with the holidays. Or Christmas is coming a little early. Or something.
Puppet Labs just announced that they have landed $8.5 million in Series C funding—and it includes money from Google, Cisco, and VMWare.
But there’s some local money investing in Puppet, too. Read More
When it comes to new office space, Urban Airship—who happens to be hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 on Wednesday—isn’t the only startup in town with new digs. Recently funded Puppet Labs has a new space, too. And to celebrate, they’re having little housewarming get together,
Tuesday Wednesday evening beginning at 4 PM and ending around 10 PM.
Better yet? They’d like you to join them. Read More
[HTML3]If you’ve ever spent any time online at all, you’ve likely encountered someone who wanted you to help them buy a cow or join a mafia family or survive Oregon Trail 2.0 without dying of dynsentery. Because Zynga‘s games are some of the most popular games online.
But without Portland-based Puppet Labs, that might not be the case. You see, Puppet Labs’ open source server configuration management product Puppet helps Zynga scale more effectively by enabling them to configure thousands of servers almost instantaneously. Read More
It’s a beautiful fall day out there, Portland. Why not find a nice new job to go along with it?
You can, you know? Right here. At the Silicon Florist job and gig board. And you will hardly believe your eyes when you see all of the awesome jobs available this week. So get on that. And get to applying. Read More
When startups get funding, it’s common practice for them to go into a series of build versus buy decisions in regards to their technology. Sometimes, it’s simply faster and easier to incorporate an existing project—especially if that project includes some compelling resources—than it is to start from scratch.
Such is the case with Portland’s Puppet Labs which has opted for the buy decision by acquiring the open source project, the Marionette Collective. The acquisition was announced to day at the Puppet user event, Puppet Camp. Read More
It’s always nice to hear about Portland startups securing capital. It’s downright exciting when you hear that a local open source startup is getting funding.
And that’s the case today with Puppet Labs—the makers of a leading open source server configuration management and provisioning solution—as they announced that they have closed a $5 million second round, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Read More