Today in Cloud

If you follow cloud computing startups and venture capital funding, you’ve probably noticed some interesting trends relating to how much money companies are banking. On the one end, there are startups like RightScale and Cloudera that are pushing $50 million, and on the other end are companies like Heroku (which had raised $13 million prior to its sale) and CloudSwitch, which is at $15.4 million. Interestingly, the companies on the lower end appear to be doing equally as well, if not better, than their well-funded brethren. Is this a matter of products that sell themselves versus those that require some serious education, or just a philosophical difference in approaches in raising capital?