Washington's Opscode raises $32M in Series D, changes name to Chef

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Dec 09, 2013 09:20 PM EST

Opscode has raised USD32 million in a Series D funding round led by Scale Venture Partners. The firm has also changed its name to Chef after its IT automation and configuration management "cookbook," according to TechCrunch.

Amplify Partners, Citibank, and existing investors Ignition Partners, Battery Ventures, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) also participated in the said round. The latest round brings the company's total funding to USD65 million to date, the report detailed.

Chef also announced that Rory O'Driscoll of Scale Venture Partners has become part of the firm's board of directors. In addition, the company has hired former Microsoft Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Curt Anderson to become Chef's CFO, the report said.

Companies such as Nordstrom use Chef to create a code-centric platform for the automation of practices between IT divisions in a company. That way, the firm can have a faster movement and adaptation in the overall market, the report explained.

Chef was founded by engineers from Microsoft and Amazon. The company will use the new funding to expand its IT automation platform, TechCrunch reported.

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