Docker, Inc., the San Francisco, CA-based commercial entity behind the open source Docker project, completed a $15M Series B funding.
The round was led by Greylock Partners, with participation from Insight Venture Partners and existing investors Benchmark, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang. In conjunction with the funding, current Greylock partner and former VMware executive, Jerry Chen, will be joining docker’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds for product development and acceleration of its ecosystem, building out its commercial product and channels.
Launched in March 2013 and led by Ben Golub (CEO), Roger Egan (senior vice president of sales and channels) and James Turnbull (vice president of services), Docker is the commercial organization behind the open source Docker project and the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem.
Docker is an open source engine for deploying any application as a lightweight container that will run virtually anywhere. The project is receiving contributions from more than 300 community developers.
To date, containers have been downloaded over 400,000 times gathering over 5,000 published “Dockerized” applications in its public index.
The company is hiring.