Buildkite, a Melbourne, Australia-based software development company, announced that it raised $21 million in Series B funding to help the company on its mission to unblock every software developer on the planet.
The round was co-led by OneVentures and AirTree, with participation from General Catalyst, and Dom Pym, founder of the digital bank Up. To date, Buildkite's raised a total of $39 million.
The new funds will be used to launch new developer-focused products as well as expand the operations, marketing, and sales teams.
Keith Pitt, CEO, and co-founder of Buildkite, said: “Nine years ago, we developed a product with strong opinions on how CI/CD pipelines should be built. Fast forward to today, and it’s used by some of the best software development teams on the planet. The engineer in me is always curious about how our customers build and develop software, and after many chats with them, it’s become clear that many of the other tools they use to block them from doing their best work. With this next round of funding, I’m excited to invent new dev tools for the software being developed today, and for the software that hasn’t even been written yet.”
Buildkite’s platform has quickly become the most performant way to build, test, and deploy software at scale. It partnered with several Fortune 1000 companies, including Wayfair, Shopify, Slack, Twilio, Canva, and Lyft, and has a remote team of 80.
Company: Buildkite Pty Ltd.
Round: Series B
Funding Month: November 2022
Lead Investors: OneVentures and AirTree
Additional Investors: General Catalyst and Dom Pym
Company Website: https://buildkite.com/
Software Category: Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) platform
About the Company: Founded in 2013 by software engineers Keith Pitt and Tim Lucas, Buildkite is a CI/CD platform for running fast, secure, and scalable continuous integration pipelines on your infrastructure. It is a hybrid SaaS platform designed for enterprise scale. Buildkite combines the power of your own build infrastructure with the convenience of a managed, centralized web UI. The platform was the first to introduce the hybrid CI/CD model, in which customers host their testing and deployment pipelines on their infrastructure while offloading the user experience for managing these pipelines to a cloud-powered interface. It supports over 1,000 customers across the world, including Canva, Intercom, Shopify, Venmo, Webflow, and more.