Madrona Venture Group leads $8 million investment into Shippable


Shippable, a startup with tools to help developers deploy correctly functioning code fast, has landed an $8 million funding round. The new cash, announced today, will help Shippable develop its capabilities beyond just testing code in a cloud. The startup recently begun to focus on selling its service for companies to use in their own data centers, and now Shippable can ensure it wins and keeps this type of higher-value deals.

If you have a startup that touches Docker, chances are somebody out there wants to fund you. There is no other buzzword right now that seems to open up a VCs pockets so quickly. Shippable, which offers a containerized continuous integration and delivery platform based on Docker containers, today announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from existing investors including Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Divergent Ventures and Founders Co-Op. The company plans to use the additional funding, which comes after the company raised $2 million a year ago, to continue its push into the enterprise, which in many ways is only now starting to adopt continuous integration. The company says it has added over 20,000 users and 2,500 organizations since early September, when it launched version 2.0 of the service.

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