Paul Maritz
Paul Maritz

A new Seattle area cloud computing startup called Nurego just scored $2 million in fresh funding with support from some heavy hitters in the tech industry, according to a SEC filing today.

The company is led by Harel Kodesh, a former Microsoft vice president who previously served as group president of Amdocs and CEO of Mozy. Among the directors listed in the filing are Paul Maritz, the former Microsoft VP and VMware CEO who now leads Pivotal, and Sumant Mandal, a managing director at Clearstone Venture Partners and an early backer of PayPal, NetZero and

Others listed in the filing include Nurego co-founders Harinderpal Hanspal, who previously worked at VMware and Mozy, and Ilia Gilderman, who previously worked at EMC and VMware.

Nurego’s Web site offers no clues as to what it is building, though the company’s LinkedIn page offered a few details.

Nurego is a web-based business optimization solution for SaaS, PaaS & IaaS companies. Our patent-pending technology combines the power of big data and sophisticated subscriber-centric workflows to help cloud service companies build a metrics-driven business that is agile, capital efficient, and responsive.

We’ve reached out to Kodesh for comment, and we’ll update this post as we hear more. But this funding round could provide more ammunition to those who call Seattle the “cloud computing capital of the world.”

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  • matt mcilwain

    John – you are correct that this is another example of how Seattle is emerging as the cloud computing capital of the world. The combination of market leaders, start-ups and increasingly dedicated cloud teams (CenturyLink being the latest example) reinforce the city and regions reputation!

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