The 10 Coolest Startups of 2014 (So Far)


Igneous Systems

CEO: Kiran Bhageshpur

Started by a team of executives and engineers from Amazon Web Services, NetApp, EMC and Microsoft Azure, Igneous Systems is working to change the way enterprises are building and scaling data centers using the cloud. The company is staying quiet about what that means, but best guesses say it's working to bring the data center management technologies used by AWS, Google and more down to the enterprise companies with their own data centers. The Seattle-based company raised $23.6 million in Series A venture capital funding to help accelerate its product development for enterprises in the cloud, the company said in May.



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