Russian Nginx raises $3 million from international investors

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Russian company Nginx raised $3 million from German BV Capital, Russian Runa Capital and MSD Capital, Michael Dell‘s venture fund, as reported by RBK Daily.

Founded by Russian engineer Igor Sysoev 10 years ago, Nginx develops and maintains an open source Unix-based web and mail proxy server for large scale, fast paced, content heavy web sites. TechCrunch, Facebook, Groupon and WordPress.org are amongst its customers, achieving high density, scalability and predictable performance. According to Nginx, its products power over 40 million domains.

The investment will be used to release its new product based on the open source code and the company expansion to the US.

The company plans to establish its base in San Francisco in 2012 and will develop software to manage and service high-load websites. It will optimize delivery of various types of content (from text to video files) with an increased level of security and efficiency.