Chef, a Seattle, WA-based provider of an automation platform for DevOps, closed a $40m Series E funding round.
The round was led by DFJ Growth with participation from Millennium Technology Value Partners, as well as all existing investors Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, DFJ, Ignition Partners, and ScaleVP and Hewlett Packard Ventures as a strategic investor.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations globally and accelerate product development.
Founded in 2008 and led by Barry Crist, CEO, Chef Software provides an open source platform for DevOps to automate the continuous and unified delivery of applications and infrastructure, enabling enterprises worldwide to deliver software faster with less risk. The company recently introduced Chef Delivery, an extension of the Chef platform that enables full-stack continuous delivery of infrastructure, runtime environments — including containers — and applications.
Customers include Facebook, GE, Target, Bloomberg, Nordstrom, Gap, IBM, Yahoo, and Intuit, among more than 750 customers.