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CloudBees, Inc.
Company typePrivate
IndustrySoftware development
HeadquartersSan Jose, California
Key people
Anuj Kapur (CEO)[1]
  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform - Enterprise Edition
Revenue$110 million[2]
Number of employees
500 (approx.)[2][3]

CloudBees is an enterprise software delivery company.[4][5][6][7] Sacha Labourey and Francois Dechery co-founded the company in early 2010, and investors include Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, HSBC, Verizon Ventures, Golub Capital, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Bridgepoint Group.[4][8][9][10][11][12][13]

CloudBees is headquartered in San Jose, CA with additional offices in Raleigh, NC, Lewes, DE, Richmond, VA, Berlin, London, and Neuchâtel, Switzerland.[5] CloudBees' software originally included a Platform as a Service offering, which let developers use Jenkins (software) in the cloud, along with an on-premise version of Jenkins with additional functions for enterprise companies. In 2020, CloudBees also introduced a Software Delivery Automation platform.[14][15]


CloudBees was founded in 2010 by Sacha Labourey and Francois Dechery. Later that year, CloudBees acquired InfraDNA, a company run by Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the creator of Jenkins.[6][8]

Since 2010, CloudBees has raised a total of over $250 million in venture financing from investors. CloudBees customers include Salesforce, Capital One, United States Air Force,[16] and HSBC.[13]

In September 2014, CloudBees stopped offering runtime PaaS services and began to focus on its enterprise Jenkins for on-premises and cloud-based continuous delivery.[5][14] Also in 2014, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the lead developer and founder of Jenkins, became CloudBees' CTO.[8][14]

In 2016, the company added a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of its continuous delivery software.[17]

In February 2018, CloudBees acquired the cloud-based continuous delivery company Codeship.[18]

In 2019, CloudBees acquired Electric Cloud and Rollout.[19]

In 2020, Kawaguchi left his role as CTO of CloudBees to found a new company, Launchable.[20]

In 2021, CloudBees announced CloudBees Compliance, a compliance and risk analysis capability platform for software delivery.[21] CloudBees raised $150 million in a series F funding round in December 2021.[13]

In 2022, CloudBees announced the acquisition of ReleaseIQ, a SaaS-based offering, to expand the company’s DevSecOps capabilities.[22]


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  19. ^ Scott Carey. "Notable technology acquisitions 2019". Computer World. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  20. ^ Richard Speed. "Jenkins creator steps back from CloudBees and flings himself at startup Launchable". The Register. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
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