Money’s flowing to Seattle-area enterprise software startups.
Opscode on Monday is announcing that it raised $19.5 million – more than doubling its funding – to expand its engineering, sales and marketing.
The investment was led by Bellevue’s Ignition Partners, which has had several recent hits with startups developing tools and services for companies building modern infrastructure.
Ignition’s John Connors – the former Microsoft chief financial officer – is also joining Opscode’s board.
Opscode employs about 50 people at offices near Pioneer Square and a new enginering office in Raleigh, North Carolina. Chief Executive Mitch Hill said it should expand to 80 by the end of the year.
The company’s also gearing up for its first user conference in San Francisco in May and an expansion to Europe, starting with an office in the U.K.