Iron.io, a San Francisco, Calif.-based provider of cloud application services, has raised $1.4m in seed funding.
The round was led by Baseline Ventures, with participation from Ignition Partners, Cloud Capital Partners, Citrix Systems, Jonathan Siegel, Matt Ocko, Jared Kopf and Lance White.
In conjunction with the funding, Steve Anderson, founder of Baseline Ventures, will join Iron.io’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the capital to continue expanding product development efforts, accelerating multi-language and multi-cloud support, and increasing customer and partner acquisition.
Iron.io today has released into public beta its IronMQ, a message queue for orchestrating data and event flow within cloud applications and between systems. The product joins IronWorker, a cloud-based task queue for offloading front-end tasks and processing massive amounts of background tasks and scheduled jobs, originally launched as SimpleWorker in January 2011.
Founded in 2010 and led by CEO Chad Arimura, Iron.io provides cloud application services (available on multiple platforms and clouds) designed to eliminate the need to worry about managing and scaling infrastructure, letting developers focus on building applications.