Skytap Lands $6.45 Million, Plans Global Expansion

Skytap, a Seattle startup that allows companies to test development environments in the cloud, has raised an additional $6.45 million in series C financing from existing investors OpenView Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group, and WRF Capital. The company, led by CEO Thor Culverhouse, is growing fast.

It boosted headcount by 30 percent in 2013, and increased sales internationally.

“To fuel our momentum and drive our next phase of growth, we’ll use this capital to support the development of Skytap’s channel program, and accelerate our go-to-market strategy in response to the increasing global customer demand we’re experiencing,” Culverhouse wrote in ablog post. “We will also use the funding to continue our investment in developing a passionate team that thrives on seeing their efforts quickly answer real customer demand.”

Skytap’s online cloud environment helps developers build software faster, testing applications across operating systems, browsers and programming languages.

The company, which boasts more than 270 enterprise customers, said it plans to increase headcount again this year by 30 percent. It employs 95 people, and has raised $29.45 million to date.