Million Dollar Babies: Cloud Startups Get Big Funding Bumps


Cloud9 IDE

Cloud9 IDE, a cloud application development startup, raked in $5.5 million in its first funding round with Accel Partners and Atlassian Software leading the charge. Cloud9 IDE is a cloud-based programming environment for developers to build and run Web and mobile applications in JavaScript and HTML5. The Cloud9 IDE service, which the company calls DaaS (Development-as-a-Service) is hosted in the cloud to let developers access, build, edit, test, debug and share projects. The company said it will use the cash infusion to add new features like language analysis, auto-complete, Google Docs-style multi-user collaboration, and support for other programming languages. Cloud9 IDE, which has a U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, also plans to bulk up its staff.