Ignition Partners continues to pump dollars into cloud computing startups — most of them which happen to be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The latest example is Iron.io, a San Francisco company that today announced $1.4 million in venture funding from Ignition, Baseline Ventures, Cloud Capital Partners, Citrix Systems and others.
Iron.io is the maker of IronWorker and IronMQ, the latter service which launched today and coordinates messages and event flow between cloud apps and systems.
“With IronMQ and IronWorker, we’re offloading the challenges of maintaining what ends up becoming pretty complex systems,” said Iron.io CEO Chad Arimura. “The funding we’ve received from our investors will help us to continue expanding our cloud application services for developers that are easy-to-use, durable and deliver ironclad value.”
As part of the investment, Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures will join Iron.io’s board.
Frank Artale — who joined Ignition earlier this year — has been leading the charge on many of the new cloud computing bets. To date, Ignition has invested in about 20 new companies this year, a blistering pace.
More than a dozen of those companies — Parse, Cloudera, Bromium, BlueStacks, ScaleXtreme, Inporia, Zencoder, Topsy, Hipmunk, SocialEyes, Motif Investing, MinoMonsters and Connected — are based in California.