CloudBees Raises $11.2M Series C Led By Verizon Ventures To Expand Its Java-Centric Enterprise PaaS

CloudBees, a Java-centric Enterprise platform as a service we’ve covered a few times in the past, today announced that it has raised an $11.2 million Series C funding round led by Verizon Ventures. Existing investors Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Ventures also participated in this round, as well as new investor Blue Cloud Ventures.

In total, the service has now raised $25.7 million since it was founded in 2010. The company plans to use the funds to drive revenue growth by expanding its feature set and global sales footprint, as well as to “extend the reach of the CloudBees brand.”

CloudBees had a previous relationship with Verizon though a partnership the two companies announced earlier this year. As part of that deal, Verizon made CloudBees’ services available on its recently launched Verizon Cloud platform. The company tells me that it chose Verizon as the lead investor because it ” is serious about being a top-tier investor and investing in the best companies.”

Just like similar enterprise-centric PaaS services, CloudBees allows developers to build and test their apps on the company’s platform. What makes CloudBees different, though, is its focus on Java.

The company supports virtually all JVM-based languages, too, including Spring, JRuby, Grails, Scala, Groovy and others. Developers on CloudBees use Jenkins to keep track of code changes in Git and SVN repositories and to trigger builds using the links of Maven, Gradle and Ant.