In 2009, well before it would have a name, CloudBees emerged through impassioned cloud discussions between Sacha Labourey and François Déchery, soon challenged and energized by long-time friend and advisor Bob Bickel.

CloudBees was formally founded in April 2010 with a talented engineering hive (Adrian Brock, Ryan Campbell, Michael Neale and Vivek Pandey) as well as a financial, administrative and chief multi-tasking Bee (Laurence Poussot). The team was soon expanded by the acquisitions of Stax Networks (Spike Washburn and Garrett Smith) and InfraDNA (Kohsuke Kawaguchi), and, in 2013, of FoxWeave (Tom Fennelly).

Fast forward. CloudBees now has 50 Bees and four offices - Los Altos (CA), Boston (MA), Richmond (VA) and Brussels (Belgium).

CloudBees investors include Matrix Partners (David Skok, Series-A), Lightspeed Venture (John Vrionis, Series-B) and Verizon Ventures (Dan Keoppel, Series-C).

CloudBees angel investors include Baseline Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures as well private investors Bob Bickel, Ed Bugnion, J.J. Allaire, John Pearce, Laurence Poussot, Marc Fleury, Michel Goossens and Sacha Labourey.

The Bees, from investors to engineers, all share a strong background in enterprise middleware and a vision to make developers productive and happy.