Tier 3, which bills itself as an enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company, today announced that it has scored $8.5 million in Series A funding from Ignition and Madrona Venture Group. John Connors from Ignition and Matt McIlwain from Madrona will join the company’s board of directors.
Founded in 2006, Tier 3 provides infrastructure services for nearly 100 customers across consulting, e-commerce, SaaS and e-discovery industries, serving customers such as Exterro and Microsoft.
The company combines traditional managed enterprise platform services with on-demand cloud infrastructure services and thus aims to serve as an extension of its customers’ IT departments. Tier 3 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.