Cloud Provider DigitalOcean Valued at $1.15 Billion, Plans to Go Public

DigitalOcean, a global cloud infrastructure provider headquartered in New York City with data centers located worldwide, has raised $50 million in new funding from its existing investors. The company closed a $50 million Series C funding round led by Access Industries, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). It brings DigitalOcean’s equity valuation to $1.15 billion.

Yancey Spruill
“We are now freed up to focus on accelerating revenue growth, transitioning to free cash flow profitability in 2020 and positioning our company ultimately to be a public company,” said Yancey Spruill, CEO of DigitalOcean.

Founded in 2012, DigitalOcean is a high-growth business with $300 million in annual recurring revenue, serving more than 500,000 customers globally, with nearly two-thirds located outside the U.S.

The funding follows DigitalOcean’s $320 million debt financing in February. “We are excited about this investment to support DigitalOcean as it enters its next phase of significant growth,” said Pueo Keffer, managing director at Access Industries. “We remain extremely impressed with the company and its management and believe that both are well positioned to transform the cloud space for developers and SMBs in the years ahead.”

  DigitalOcean has created a niche in the $200 billion cloud market by catering to developers, entrepreneurs and small businesses who would opt to use DigitalOcean’s “easy-to-use, affordable and scalable” infrastructure.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Access and a16z and see this capital as adding strength to our balance sheet enabling us to better serve our customers’ demand for our platform, especially during COVID-19 where we are seeing an acceleration of businesses transitioning to the cloud,” said Yancey Spruill, CEO of DigitalOcean. “We are now freed up to focus on accelerating revenue growth, transitioning to free cash flow profitability in 2020 and positioning our company ultimately to be a public company.”

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