Opscode raises $32 million in funding, gets renamed to Chef

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Opscode has raised $32 million in Series D funding and has changed their name to Chef. Chef is also the name of the company’s flagship configuration management tool product. Chef has also named Microsoft alum Curt Anderson as their new chief financial officer. Chef will be using the funding to increase their sales, marketing, and engineering team from around 100 people now to 200.

This round of funding was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Citi Ventures, Amplify Partners, Battery Ventures, DFJ, and Ignition Partners.  Chef has raised a total of $63 million now.

“The new normal of relentless 24×7 digital demand means that enterprises must make IT the primary customer touch-point. The continuous delivery of code is the only way to make this gigantic shift and win the race to market,” said Chef CEO Barry Crist in a statement. “Chef is the best IT automation platform for coding stable systems at speed. This new financing will fuel our next stage of growth and enable us to deliver even more innovation to our rapidly growing base of enterprise customers.”

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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