Venture capital investors include Matrix Partners (David Skok, Series-A), Lightspeed Venture (John Vrionis, Series-B) and Verizon Ventures (Dan Keoppel, Series-C). Angel investors include Baseline Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, as well as private investors Bob Bickel, Ed Bugnion, J.J. Allaire, John Pearce, Laurence Poussot, Marc Fleury, Michel Goossens and Sacha Labourey.
- In 2010, CloudBees raised $4 million USD from Matrix Partners and private investors, including Marc Fleury and Bob Bickel.
- In 2011, CloudBees raised $10.5 million USD from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners.
- In 2014, CloudBees raised $11.2 million USD from Verizon Ventures, Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blue Cloud Ventures.
- In 2015, CloudBees raised $23.5 million USD in a round of growth funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures.
In 2009, well before it had a name, the concept for CloudBees emerged through impassioned discussions between Sacha Labourey and François Déchery, that were supported and energized by long-time friend and advisor Bob Bickel.
CloudBees was formally founded in April 2010 with a talented group of engineering Bees (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 several acquisitions, most notably of InfraDNA, a company founded by Kohsuke Kawaguchi, and Stax, a company founded by Spike Washburn.
Fast forward. CloudBees now has a full hive of Bees and four main offices - San Jose (CA), Raleigh (NC), Richmond (VA) and Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
The Bees, from investors to employees, share a strong background in the open source business model and enterprise application development and deployment. Our vision is to provide a range of continuous delivery products, powered by Jenkins, that enable enterprise organizations to accelerate time to market.