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
One of the best things about open source software is how open to configuration it is. Conversely, one of the worst things about open source software… is how open to configuration it is. Sometimes, all that freedom can make things more difficult than they should be.
Companies that work with open source projects understand this. And that’s why they’re constantly searching for ways to make their software easier to use and configure. Puppet Labs in Portland, Oregon, is one of those companies. And their latest release, Puppet Enterprise, takes a leap forward in making things easier for folks interested in adopting Puppet for server configuration. 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
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
Remember that common complaint about startups not having access to investors in Portland? Well, I don’t want to hear anything about that. Not on April 22, at least.
Why? Because it just so happens that on that day, both Funding Universe—a good first-pitch where you’ll be trying to woo the crowd—and True Ventures—an opportunity to woo true investors, pun intended—will be holding sessions that will give you the opportunity to either practice your pitch or to try it out for real. Read More
[HTML1]Anyone who reads Silicon Florist on a regular basis may quickly come to the conclusion that I have something nice to say about practically anything going on in the Portland startup scene. And yes, that conclusion is probably correct. So if I’ve got something nice to say about every little thing then why should a supposedly sour economy be any different? I mean, I can find something nice to say about it, right?
Or maybe I can just dodge the question by highlighting the fact that there are five Portland-area startup or startup-ish companies—and all companies for whom I would love to work—looking to hire some technical talent. Right now. Read More
You may remember news earlier this year about Reductive Labs, a company started by a couple of former Reed students who—upon garnering $2 million in venture capital—announced that they were moving their company to Portland. Or you may know them as the folks behind Puppet, an open source language for configuration management.
Either way, they’ve got an interesting story to tell. Several stories actually. And they’ll be telling them tonight at Portland Web Innovators. Read More
[HTML3]Fresh off an appearance at Portland’s Open Source Bridge configuration management panel, the folks at Reductive Labs—makers of Puppet, an open source declarative language for configuring IT Systems—have announced that the company has secured $2 million in Series A funding from True Ventures.
And while garnering funding is always good news, there’s some even better news in my opinion: Reductive Labs is moving to Portland. Read More