El Dorado Ventures backs another Minnesota startup


enStratusMinneapolis startup enStratus has secured $3.5m in series A funding according to a fresh SEC filing.

enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management platform for enterprise-class applications in public/private clouds. The firm has a patented security architecture and an intelligent auto-recovery engine.  Growing steadily since 2009 launch, they’ve recruiting some big names in the industry to support strong domestic and international growth.

El Dorado VenturesThis disclosure clearly names Jeff Hinck from El Dorado Ventures, a Minneapolis/Sand Hill Road VC, and Vesbridge was also in on the deal.  In August, Hinck led on TST Media’s equal sized A round, which he elaborated on in a recent interview.

“We are excited about enStratus and the opportunity to help bring enterprise-level cloud management and governance to their customers,” Hinck said in a press release. “The enStratus solution, as well as a proven management team, were key factors in our decision to lead this round and we are confident in their continued success.