CloudBees

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CloudBees, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware development
Founded2010
HeadquartersSan Jose, California
Key people
Sacha Labourey (CEO)
Products
  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform - Enterprise Edition
Revenue$62 million[1]
Number of employees
500 (approx.)[1][2]
Websitewww.cloudbees.com

CloudBees is a continuous delivery software company.[3][4][5][6] Sacha Labourey and Francois Dechery co-founded the company in early 2010, and investors include Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, HSBC, and Verizon Ventures.[3][7][8][9] CloudBees is headquartered in San Jose, CA with additional offices in Raleigh, NC, Lewes, DE, Brussels, Belgium, Seville, Spain and Neuchâtel, Switzerland.[4] CloudBees' software originally included a Platform as a Service offering, which let developers use Jenkins 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 Management platform.[10][11]

History[edit]

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.[5][7]

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.[4][10] Also in 2014, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the lead developer and founder of Jenkins, became CloudBees' CTO.[7][10]

In 2016, the company added a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of its continuous delivery software.[12]

In February 2018 CloudBees acquired cloud-based continuous delivery company Codeship.[13]

In 2019, CloudBees acquired Electric Cloud and Rollout.[14]

In 2020, Kawaguchi left his role as CTO of CloudBees to found a new company, Launchable.[15]

Since 2010, CloudBees has raised a total of over $100 million in venture financing from investors such as Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Unusual Ventures, Delta-v Capital, HSBC, and Golub Capital Late Stage Lending.[3][5][16][17][18][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CloudBees Overview". GrowJo. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "CloudBees Overview". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Lardinois, Frederic (27 January 2015). "CloudBees Raises $23.5M Funding Round Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners". TechCrunch. Retrieved 17 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c Alspach, Kyle (14 November 2014). "CloudBees Has Quietly Moved Its HQ to San Francisco". BostInno. Retrieved 17 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c Wauters, Robin (July 25, 2011). "CloudBees Zooms to $10.5 Million In Funding For 'Java-As-A-Platform'". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 14, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Harrus, Derrick (July 25, 2012). "3 PaaS Lessons from CloudBees". Giagaom. Retrieved March 14, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b c Finley, Klint (October 1, 2012). "CloudBees". Wired. Retrieved March 14, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Francois Dechery". Crunchbase. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b Ian Murphy. "CloudBees scores US$10 million from HSBC". Enterprise Times. Retrieved 8 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b c Wolpe, Toby (11 September 2014). "Jenkins is now sole focus for CloudBees as it drops PaaS and teams up with Pivotal". ZDNet. Retrieved 17 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Parkerson, Stuart (13 December 2014). "New CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise and Operations Center Announced". App Developer Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Fay, Joe (23 February 2016). "Cloudbees Serves Up Jenkins Private SaaSy Style". The Register. Retrieved 5 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Leonard, John (7 February 2018). "As CloudBees acquires Codeship, what's next for DevOps? Computing talks to the two CEOs". Computing. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  14. ^ Scott Carey. "Notable technology acquisitions 2019". Computer World. Retrieved 9 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Richard Speed. "Jenkins creator steps back from CloudBees and flings himself at startup Launchable". The Register. Retrieved 9 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (5 March 2014). "CloudBees Raises $11.2M Series C Led By Verizon Ventures To Expand Its Java-Centric Enterprise PaaS". TechCrunch. Retrieved 20 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "CloudBees Raises $11m In Series C Financing". Redhat. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ CloudBees Raises $62m for Its DevOps Platform - https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/27/cloudbees-raises-62m-for-its-devops-platform/