Dev

Nitrous.io closes a quick $1M round for a seriously cool web-based IDE

Developer outfit Nitrous.io has raised a small but crucial round of funding to support the further development of its IDE (integrated development environment).

Nitrous.io (previously Action.io) enables developers write (and fix) code from any web browser. It’s an idea that’s been floating around for a while, and many founders have executed it with varying degrees of success in the past.

Here’s a quick demo:

Right now, the product is free. Pricing for pro features has yet to be announced. Currently, Nitrous supports Ruby/Rails, Python/Django, Node.js, and Go. More languages and technologies are expected to be added soon.

“Founders Peter Jihoon Kim, AJ Solimine, and Arun Thampi came up with the idea for Nitrous.IO when having trouble keeping their own development environments in sync across their team and on both their home and work computers,” a company rep wrote in an emailed statement.

“They wanted a way for anyone on the team to be able to jump into the codebase immediately without having to wrestle with updating software packages or installing new libraries.”

The startup has offices in San Francisco and Singapore. Part of the new funding will be used to hire (specifically, a generalist and a dev-ops person).

Today’s cash infusion was led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Draper Associates, TIBCO Software, Facebook Co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Golden Gate Ventures, and several others.

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