Socket Supply Co., which offers decentralized cloud computing tools for developers, has raised $3.5 million in a seed funding round led by CoinFund and Galaxy Digital. Other participants included Castle Island Ventures, PeerVC and 100 Acre Ventures.
Socket Supply CEO Paolo Fragomeni told CoinDesk in an email that the company plans to use the capital to “help other Web 3 products use our free and open source solution for ‘dapps,’ a concept Web 3 has been promising but has been unable to deliver until now.”
Socket Supply Co. offers a suite of cloud computing applications for web developers and the underlying open source framework. The company aims to make legacy services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) easier to use. A key part of Socket Supply’s strategy is to transition AWS users to a more distributed, peer-to-peer web,” Fragomeni said.
Socket Supply’s cloud console product, Operator Tools, is currently in alpha. The product offers real-time, peer-to-peer collaboration features that allow developers to build decentralized desktop and mobile apps with fully web-based technology.
“Cloud computing allowed new companies to exist where they couldn’t before. It created a new market by offering infrastructure as a service,” said CoinFund CEO and founder Jake Brukhman in a press release. “Socket Supply brings cheaper, more secure, and more usable tooling based on Web 3 decentralization technology to the mass market of developers.”
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