CircleCI Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding

CircleCI, a San Francisco, CA-based continuous integration platform for web application developers, raised $1.5m in seed funding.

Backers included Baseline, Harrison Metal, Heroku founder James Lindenbaum, SV Angel, 500 Startups, Hiten Shah from Kissmetrics, Jason Seats, founder of Slicehost, Eric Ries, founder of The Lean Startup, Jonathon Siegel (ELC, RightScale, and now runs Airbrake and RedisToGo), Matt Ocko (Data Collective), Ronnie Cheng (former “Facebooker”), Issac Roth (Red Hat), Dave Concannon (HostedGraphite), Lars Kamp (Accenture’s Corp Dev dept), and Colm Doyle.

The company intends to use the capital to further develop the product.

Founded in 2011 by Paul Biggar (read his post about the funding here) and Allen Rohner, CircleCI provides development teams with testing, providing continuous integration and deployment solutions. The platform automatically parallelizes tests across 16 machines, allowing developers to get their test results faster than on their own servers.
Customers include Kickstarter, Stripe, Red Bull, Zaarly, GrubWithUs, MongoHQ,, Zencoder, Storenvy, inDinero, HomeFinder, Pathable, and InternMatch.



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