Venture capital investors include Matrix Partners (David Skok, Series A), Lightspeed Venture (John Vrionis, Series B), Verizon Ventures (Jeffrey Black, Series C), Delta-v Capital (Dan Williams, Series D) and Golub Capital’s Late Stage Lending business (Rob Sverbilov, Series D). 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 2018, CloudBees raised $62 million USD led by Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital’s Late Stage Lending business and with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture, Verizon Ventures and Unusual Ventures. HSBC participated in this round, adding another $10,000,000 in May of 2019.
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.
In 2018, CloudBees acquired Codeship. CloudBees CodeShip extends the CloudBees product line to include cloud-based, SaaS offerings, in addition to the enterprise-grade, Jenkins-based DevOps solutions around which we were founded.
In 2019, CloudBees acquired Electric Cloud, a market leader in continuous delivery and application release orchestration (ARO). This acquisition establishes CloudBees as the first provider of end-to-end continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), continuous deployment and ARO.
Today CloudBees has a very large hive of Bees, many of whom are remote and spread out around the globe. Many also work out of five offices, located in: San Jose, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; London, UK; Neuchâtel, Switzerland; and Berlin, Germany.
The Bees, from investors to employees, share a strong background in the open source business model, as well as enterprise application development and deployment. Our vision is to provide a continuous software delivery system for DevOps teams of all sizes and who may choose to work on-premise or in the cloud. Our flagship offerings are powered by Jenkins®, the leading open source automation server.