Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shippable Raises $8 Million for Containerized Continuous Delivery Platform

Shippable, a start-up based in Seattle, raised $8 million in Series A funding for its containerized continuous integration and delivery platform.

The idea is to accelerate application development testing. Shippable runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is natively built on Docker, an open source project that is rapidly driving adoption of “containerization.”  The Shippable platform can abstract containerization, thus not requiring any changes to how code is written or deployed.

Shippable is available as a hosted service and Dedicated Hosts hybrid model and is free for unlimited public and private repositories.

Shippable claims the following benefits:

  • Automated Functional Testing with instant, on demand dev/test environments that are containerized replicas of production
  • Hybrid labs that can seamlessly grow or shrink across on-premise and cloud machines with changes in workloads
  • Continuous integration and delivery with an automated pipeline from “code to production”

The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from existing investors including Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Divergent Ventures and Founders Co-Op.

“The phrase ‘continuous integration’ is a misnomer. Traditional CI tools like Jenkins only help automate unit tests, and functional testing on staging environments is still predominantly manual and not really ‘continuous.’ We have created a modern CI platform that automates the entire delivery pipeline and makes fast and agile releases possible for all enterprises,” said Avi Cavale, founder and CEO of Shippable. “We’re really thrilled to work with Madrona.  They have supported us and watched us grow since our seed round and will be great partners as we expand our business to the enterprise and beyond.”

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