New investor Access Industries led the round, which also included prior investor Andreessen Horowitz. IA Ventures is also a prior investor.
DigitalOcean bills itself as kind of an indie alternative to the likes of Amazon Web Services. Its customer base has tended to be smaller startups and individual developers, as the company told Fortune.
That’s added up to 500,000 developers running 600 million “droplets” (the company’s name for servers) since DigitalOcean was founded in 2011. The company now operates from six locations, up from its original sites up New York and Amsterdam.
DigitalOcean seems ready to grow, not just in raw size but in the types of services it offers. The company’s blog post today notes that the $83 million will be used to build up the team and also to add features to its cloud, possibly a nod to the fact that its earlier users have expanded their own companies and requirements over the years.