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.
In 2018, CloudBees acquired Codeship. The Codeship by CloudBees products extend 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.
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; Reading, UK; 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 solutions 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.