© Saskia Uppenkamp
Mitch Wainer (Co-Founder), Moisey Uretsky (Co-Founder, CPO) and Ben Uretsky (Co-Founder, CEO)

Location: Walk into Balthazar in Soho and you are transported across the ocean to Paris. This brasserie has become an institution in the NYC dining scene since opening in 1997. In a large space with a buzzy atmosphere it serves onion soup, oysters, steak frites and other French favourites. //

Digital Ocean – Cloud computing designed for developers

Founded in 2011
300 employees
Funding $123.41M / 4 Rounds

DigitalOcean, known for its “developer first” mentality, was founded in 2011 with the mission to simplify the complexities of infrastructure by offering one simple and robust platform for developers to easily launch and scale their applications. It has become the second largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform in the total number of public facing apps and websites, according to Netcraft. More than 750,000 registered customers have launched more than 20 million Droplets (cloud servers) combined on DigitalOcean, nearly doubling from 10 million six months ago. The company is now investing heavily in advancing its platform to further support growing teams and larger applications. The company has raised $123 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Access Industries, IA Ventures, CrunchFund, and Techstars and has data center regions throughout the world. And, getting started on DigitalOcean takes less than a few minutes!

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.