Makelog Raises $3M in Seed Funding 


Makelog, a Walnut, CA-based distributed provider of a release communications platform, raised $3M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Accel with participation from Basecamp Fund, Formulate Ventures, and Bluewatch Ventures, as well as angel investors Calvin French-Owen, Ilya Volodarsky, and Ian Storm Taylor, the cofounders of Segment, Christine Yen, the CEO of, and Ashley Smith, former Global VP of  Marketing at GitHub, among others from Miro, Reddit, and Stripe.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its development platform, doubling down on its own product capabilities, with a particular focus on enabling continuous communication and integrating more deeply into the products and services that customers already use like Linear, Jira, and GitHub.

Led by JJ Nguyen, CEO & Founder, Makelog provides a release communications platform that transforms product updates into an engaging platform that showcases product velocity and drives feature awareness and adoption from the beginning. 

Customers like Monte Carlo, Armory, and PopSQL are using the platform.