Ignition!

We can’t be happier to announce that we recently closed a $10 million Series B round of investment led by Ignition Partners. We’re planning to use the money to further expand our platform, turbo-charge partner programs for add-on providers and consultancies, and accelerate our go-to-market programs.

The growth and excitement that we’ve seen at Heroku, particularly in 2010, has been incredibly energizing for all of us. We talk a lot about numbers – the 60,000-plus apps running on our platform gets quoted a lot recently – but even more motivating are the creative forces that the platform is unleashing.

Developers and companies are building and running some amazing apps with our platform (check out the United Nations app ProtectedPlanet.net for one of my recent favorites). Ruby on Rails consultants are growing their businesses and creating happier customers. Technology vendors are building some very cool extensions to our platform as part of the Add-on system.

In other words, creating an open, efficient, and reliable platform that upends the status quo is not just about technology: it’s about resources and support for developers, making it easy for partners to use the platform for their own customers, and enabling technology partners to build businesses by extending the platform itself.

It’s also about having a great team. We can’t be prouder of the team we’re building at Heroku (if you might be interested in joining, please check out jobs.heroku.com), and the team just got stronger: John Connors of Ignition has joind our board. John is a super-smart, super-seasoned executive with a wealth of experience (including stints as CIO and CFO at Microsoft) that we’ve already begun to draw on as we plan what’s next for Heroku.

We’d like to take this moment to thank all of you for your support. We’ll take full advantage of the additional resources and expertise joining us today to serve you in the future.

Official news release here.

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