Jesse Proudman’s Blue Box has reeled in $800,000 in fresh capital, part of an oversubscribed venture capital round that the Seattle startup just closed. The cloud hosting company, founded by Proudman nine years ago, raised the new cash from Founder Collective. As a result of the funding, David Frankel of the New York-based seed fund has joined the board. In late October, Voyager Capital led a $3.5 million investment in Blue Box, the first outside investment in the company.
“In building our investor syndicate to close out the round, we found significant interest,” said Proudman, adding that having investors in both New York and Seattle will help bolster Blue Box’s presence.
“David has both deep knowledge of our space and extensive experience with software based companies and we’re delighted to have a founder-based fund participate,” added Proudman. Frankel is the former CEO of Internet Solutions, which was the largest Internet Service Provider in Africa prior to its sale to Dimension Data plc in 1997
Blue Box, which boasts more than 50 employees and nearly 600 customers, including MTV, CrowdStar and Bonanza, said earlier this year that it planned to use the cash to bolster engineering and marketing efforts.
[Editor’s Note: GeekWire is a Blue Box customer]