DevOps Policy Engine Datree Raises $8 Million

By Amit Chowdhry ● February 12, 2020
  • Datree, an early-stage startup that is building a DevOps policy engine on GitHub, announced it raised $8 million in Series A funding

Datree, an early-stage startup that is building a DevOps policy engine on GitHub, announced it raised $8 million in Series A funding according to TechCrunch. Blumberg and TLV Partners led the round with participation from Y Combinator. Plus the company also announced it recently joined the Y Combinator Winter 20 cohort.

Including this round, Datree now raised $11 million with the $3 million seed round announced in 2018. Since that seed round of funding was raised, Datree co-founder and CEO Shimon Tolts said that the company learned that DevOps found that the process of scanning code for issues needs rules defined. As a result, Datree created a series of rules packages you can run against the code to find any gaps or issues.

“We offer development best practices, coding standards and security and compliance policies. What happens today is that, as you connect to Datree, we connect to your source code and scan the entire codebase, and we recommend development best practices based on your technology stack,” said Tolts via TechCrunch.

And Tolts pointed out that they build these rules packages based on the company’s own expertise as well as getting help from the community. And the company also partners with experts in some cases. For example, the company partnered with Aqua Security for its Docker security package.

Currently, the focus will remain on applying rules in GitHub. And before committing the code, they can run the appropriate rules packages against it to ensure they are in compliance with best practices.

Tolts told TechCrunch that they began looking at Y Combinator following the seed round because they wanted more guidance on building out the business. And Datree is working directly with Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel.