StrongLoop is an API Tier for connecting Enterprise data to devices and browsers. It includes an open, mobile backend-as-a-service, API development framework, operational console, and certified distribution of Node.js with supported modules. StrongLoop is based in San Mateo, CA and employs over 30 developers working on Node.js. The company is backed by Ignition Partners and Shasta Ventures and includes Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus (previously MySQL) as an advisor. StrongLoop develops StrongLoop Suite, a leading Mobile API Tier along with being the primary code contributor to Node.js. StrongLoop Suite adds to Node.js with an open source private mBaaS, certified modules, an operations console and cluster management capabilities.