Companies on our development & operations market map offer designers, developers, engineers, and IT professionals ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve quality throughout the software development process.
Last year, development & operations startups reached an all-time funding high. While the sector is on pace to see fewer deals and dollars in 2017, investment activity remains strong.
Within the space, testing, monitoring, and containerization companies remain a focus for institutional investors. However, companies often provide a suite of services across multiple domains.
Using CB Insights data, we identified more than 75 private companies in the development & operations industry that have raised disclosed equity funding in the past 24 months. We then categorized each startup into one of 7 main categories: product management, development, test & review, logging & monitoring, delivery & deployment, containerization, and code management.
We define development & operations broadly to include software companies building technologies designed to increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce costs for designers, engineers, developers, and IT professionals. These technologies range from product management to logging & monitoring solutions, among others.
This market map is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in the space. Categories are not mutually exclusive.
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Product Management — Startups in this category provide tools for the planning and management of software development, with many incorporating agile and/or scrum methodologies, notably kanban. Companies such as Wizeline provide tools exclusively for software product management, while others such as Asana provide project management tools for both software and non-technical projects.
Development — Companies in this category supply productivity tools for the actual development of software products by software engineers. This category does not include feature-specific software development kits (SDKs).
Startups such as Lightbend and Algorithmia offer a suite of microservices intended to speed development. Kite, on the other hand, offers an application designed to enhance the development environment with “smart” code completions.
Test & Review — These startups help developers test and review code pre-deployment to ensure quality and dependability. Code Climate reviews lines of code to prevent technical debt, while Applitools uses computer vision to detect front-end defects.
Code Management — These companies act as repositories for software code by storing past development iterations. GitLab offers a suite of development tools but focuses on source code management and repositories. JFrog, similarly, offers a suite of products but provides an enterprise repository manager. The JFrog Artifactory tool supports all software languages and integrates with most other DevOps tools.
Containerization — Companies in this category offer container deployment and/or management solutions. Startups like Docker provide a suite of container-centric products, while companies like Heptio offer solutions to improve preexisting management tools.
Delivery & Deployment — Startups in this category automate the integration, delivery, and deployment of code throughout the development process. Many of these companies adopt an “if this, then that” methodology that automatically pushes code from local machines to the test, staging, and eventually production stages.
Logging & Monitoring — Companies in this category monitor and analyze the performance of individual applications and/or IT infrastructure. Datadog provides monitoring solutions for servers, cloud, and software applications. Other companies, such as Sentry, monitor applications for bugs that deploy into production.
As of 10/3/17.
|GitLab||Code Management||August Capital, Khosla Ventures, Sound Ventures|
|JFrog||Code Management||Battery Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Vmware|
|Sonatype||Code Management||Accel Partners, Goldman Sachs, In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates|
|Caicloud||Containerization||Matrix Partners China, Microsoft Accelerator|
|ContainerShip||Containerization||Birchmere Ventures, Innovation Works|
|CoreOS||Containerization||Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Sequoia Capital|
|Diamanti||Containerization||CRV, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Goldman Sachs|
|Docker||Containerization||Benchmark, Greylock Partners, In-Q-Tel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital, Sequoia Capital|
|Heptio||Containerization||Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners|
|Iron.io||Containerization||Bain Capital Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Sapphire Ventures|
|Mesosphere||Containerization||Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, In-Q-Tel, Khosla Ventures, KPCB, Microsoft, SV Angel|
|Pantheon Systems||Containerization||First Round Capital, Floodgate, Foundry Group, OpenView Venture Partners|
|Platform9||Containerization||Canvas Ventures, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Menlo Ventures, Redpoint Ventures|
|Portworx||Containerization||GE Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Sapphire Ventures|
|Rancher Labs||Containerization||Mayfield Fund, Nexus Venture Partners|
|StorageOS||Containerization||Bain Capital Ventures|
|Stratoscale||Containerization||Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco Investments, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, SanDisk Ventures|
|Univa||Containerization||Intel Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Rho Ventures|
|Weaveworks||Containerization||Accel Partners, Google Ventures|
|Bitrise||Delivery & Deployment||Y Combinator|
|BuddyBuild||Delivery & Deployment||Bloomberg Beta, First Round Capital, KPCB|
|CircleCI||Delivery & Deployment||Baseline Ventures, Draper Fischer Jurvetson, Scale Venture Partners, SV Angel, 500 Startups|
|Codefresh||Delivery & Deployment||Carmel Ventures|
|Codeship||Delivery & Deployment||Ascent Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital, Rothenberg Ventures|
|Electric Cloud||Delivery & Deployment||Mayfield Fund, Rembrandt Venture Partners, RRE Ventures|
|HashiCorp||Delivery & Deployment||GGV Capital, Mayfield Fund, Redpoint Ventures, True Ventures|
|Netlify||Delivery & Deployment||Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta|
|Plutora||Delivery & Deployment||Macquarie Group|
|Algorithmia||Development||In-Q-Tel, Madrona Venture Group|
|Gradle||Development||Data Collective, True Ventures|
|Ionic Framework||Development||Founder Collective, General Catalyst, Techstars|
|Lightbend||Development||Bain Capital Ventures, IBM, Intel Capital, Juniper Networks, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners|
|Vaadin||Development||Finnish Industry Investment, Horizon 2020|
|BigPanda||Logging & Monitoring||Battery Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Sequoia Capital Israel|
|ControlUp||Logging & Monitoring||Jerusalem Venture Partners|
|Datadog||Logging & Monitoring||Battery Ventures, Index Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners, RRE Ventures|
|Dataloop.IO (Outlyer)||Logging & Monitoring||Battery Ventures, Microsoft Accelerator|
|Honeycomb||Logging & Monitoring||Accel Partners, Data Collective, Storm Ventures|
|InfluxData||Logging & Monitoring||Battery Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Mayfield Fund|
|Kentik Technologies||Logging & Monitoring||August Capital, Data Collective, First Round Capital, Third Point Ventures|
|Loggly||Logging & Monitoring||Cisco Investments, Data Collective, Matrix Partners, True Ventures|
|LogicMonitor||Logging & Monitoring||e.ventures|
|Logz.io||Logging & Monitoring||OpenView Venture Partners|
|MOOGsoft||Logging & Monitoring||Cisco Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Redpoint Ventures|
|NodeSource||Logging & Monitoring||Crosslink Capital, Resolute Ventures, RRE Ventures|
|OpsGenie||Logging & Monitoring||Battery Ventures|
|OverOps||Logging & Monitoring||Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures|
|PagerDuty||Logging & Monitoring||Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Tandem Capital|
|Rollbar||Logging & Monitoring||Bain Capital Ventures, Cota Capital, Resolute Ventures|
|Sensu||Logging & Monitoring||Foundry Group|
|Sentry||Logging & Monitoring||Accel Partners, New Enterprise Associates|
|Sumo Logic||Logging & Monitoring||Accel Partners, DFJ Growth Fund, Greylock Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital|
|Sysdig||Logging & Monitoring||Accel Partners, Bain Capital Ventures|
|VictorOps||Logging & Monitoring||Foundry Group|
|Asana||Product Management||Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, Founders Fund, Peter Thiel|
|Dapulse||Product Management||Insight Venture Partners|
|LaunchDarkly||Product Management||Bloomberg Beta, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, SoftTech VC|
|Leankit||Product Management||Insight Venture Partners|
|LiquidPlanner||Product Management||Alliance of Angels|
|Mavenlink||Product Management||Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank|
|Productboard||Product Management||Index Ventures|
|Wizeline||Product Management||Bowery Capital, Lowercase Capital, SV Angel|
|Apica||Test & Review||Almi Invest, Industrifonden|
|Appdiff||Test & Review||Zetta Venture Partners|
|Applitools||Test & Review||Bessemer Venture Partners, Sierra Ventures|
|Appvance||Test & Review||FundersClub|
|Codacy||Test & Review||Seedcamp|
|Code Climate||Test & Review||Lerer Hippeau Ventures, NextView Ventures, Union Square Ventures|
|QASymphony||Test & Review||Insight Venture Partners|
|Sauce Labs||Test & Review||Adams Street Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures|
|Sealights||Test & Review||Blumberg Capital|
|SonarSource||Test & Review||Insight Venture Partners|
|Testin||Test & Review||IDG Capital|
|Tricentis||Test & Review||Insight Venture Partners|