Raises $6.6M in Seed Funding

slim cofounders, a Boxborough, Mass.-based cloud-based DevOps automation platform built specifically for software developers, raised $6.6m in seed funding.

Backers included Boldstart Ventures, Decibel Partners, FXP Ventures and TechAviv Founder Partners.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its feature set, support its open source developer community and deliver on its core platform. 

Co-founded by John Amaral, CEO, and Kyle Quest, CTO, is a cloud-based DevOps automation platform built specifically for software developers. to accelerate and automate the production, operation and management of containerized applications. The platform leverages application intelligence, which enables it to analyze and understand application composition and behavior by observing and interpreting how containers (and sets of containers) are constructed and run. Application intelligence works by employing a combination of run-time and static container analysis and specialized container build and optimization engines. 

The system offers rich visualizations and analysis that give developers deep insight into containerized applications and also offers integrated workflows that can automate common container-related tasks such as selecting and building container images, managing container size, removing vulnerabilities and generating security profiles.

The platform integrates with CI/CD pipelines, container registries and code repos to access Docker containers and related source-code files as inputs. It is currently used by thousands of developers at global enterprises and has more than 9500 GitHub stars.