Makelog Raises $3 Million in Seed Round  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in July 4th, 2022

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

The round was led by Accel with participation from Basecamp Fund, Formulate Ventures, and Bluewatch Ventures.

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 also participated in the round. 

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its development platform, doubling down on its 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.

Company: Makelog, Inc.

Raised: $3.0M

Round: Seed Round

Funding Month: June 2022

Lead Investors: Accel

Additional Investors: Basecamp Fund, Formulate Ventures, Bluewatch Ventures, Calvin French-Owen, Ilya Volodarsky, Ian Storm Taylor, Christine Yen, and Ashley Smith

Company Website:

Software Category: Release Communications Platform

About the Company:  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. 



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