Edify Raises $1.635M in Initial Funding

Edify, a Portland, OR-based provider of software streamlining the technical onboarding process for engineers, raised 1.635M out of what could be a $2M seed funding round.

The round was led by Flying Fish Ventures, joined by Atlassian Ventures (creators developer-centric tools Confluence and Jira), Portland Seed Fund, and angel investors Mat Ellis (founder of Cloudability), Luke Kanies (founder of Puppet and Clickety), Leigh Honeywell (founder of Tall Poppy), and several others active in the technology community.

The company intends to use the funds for engineering and product development efforts, including adding natural language processing to the bot along with enhanced usability and management capabilities for all customers.

Founded in 2020 by CEO Kristen Gallagher and led by CTO Kate Farmer, Edify provides eddy, which is designed to accelerate onboarding for new engineers with an interactive interface, nested within Slack and (soon) Microsoft teams. With eddy, companies can streamline learning, shorten time to value for new hires and minimize distractions by guiding new engineers through onboarding tasks, and scheduling team introductions to accelerate learning and team integration.

In January, the company joined the Techstars Seattle 2021 class.