Cloud Foundry’s Founder Debuts Apcera with $2.2M Funding

Derek Collison, the guy who built VMware’s Cloud Foundry service, left the hypervisor giant in mid-February with an idea to make platforms as a service even better. His idea was to think about them not just as tools for developers, but as extensions of the enterprise. Apcera, is the result of his thinking, and today he called to tell me it has raised $2.2 million in funding.

The funding came from Andreesen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins and True Ventures (see disclosure), and will be used to build out the company and the team. For now, Collison is the only employee and the CEO. While Collison says that Apcera is still in somewhat stealth mode, so he doesn’t want to discuss the product — or the idea for his product — he did share his thoughts on the future of PaaS…