(The Hosting News) – Runa Capital, a global technology venture capital fund, and ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed cloud hosting for enterprises worldwide, today announced a joint program to stimulate the development of next-generation hosted technologies. All companies in the portfolio of Runa Capital who purchase hosting with ServInt will receive a special discount on their first twelve months of service.
“Part of Runa Capital’s mission is to serve as an incubator for the hosting and cloud industry. We are glad to be partnering with ServInt, a company that provides a suite of scalable hosting options and custom solutions to thousands of customers from its world-class data centers. The special discount ServInt is offering to our startups will help them grow faster and become market leaders in the future,” said Serguei Beloussov, senior partner at Runa Capital and Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Architect at Parallels.
ServInt CEO Reed Caldwell said, “ServInt understands innovative startups because we once were one. Since then, we’ve focused our expertise on the growth and success of our customers as part of our managed-service philosophy. That’s why we’re thrilled to work with Runa Capital, which shares our enthusiasm for helping innovative startups succeed. We’re providing grants in the form of discounted service on the best, most stable hosting infrastructure in the business – to help Runa foster the next generation of hosting and cloud companies. To launch our partnership with Runa, we’ve built active infrastructure engagements with both Jelastic and StopTheHacker.”
In February, Runa Capital and Parallels announced the availability of financial and co-marketing support for select ISVs who certify and package software under the Application Packaging Standard (APS) program. This cooperative investment program stimulates and supports the development of next-generation cloud and other hosting applications and services.
About Runa Capital
Runa Capital is a technology-focused venture capital firm whose investments have created or incubated companies with over US$10 billion in assets. It was established to seek growth opportunities in the rapidly growing areas of the tech sector, with specific focus on cloud computing and other hosted services, virtualization and mobile applications. The key execution point is to select promising teams and drive and support them in the global marketplace, turning them into international champions. Runa Capital’s investments announced to date include: Nginx, Talkbits, Jelastic, Metabar, Travelmenu, BigTime® Software, ThinkGrid, Ecwid, Capptain, B2B-Center, and LinguaLeo. For more information, please visit www.runacap.com.
ServInt is a pioneering provider of high-reliability, managed cloud hosting services for enterprises worldwide. Founded in Northern Virginia in 1995, ServInt provides a range of IaaS, PaaS, VPS and dedicated server packages to hosting service resellers, web designers, developers and online businesses in more than 130 countries. To learn more about ServInt’s cloud, VPS and dedicated hosting solutions, please visit www.servint.net.