- PullRequest, the world’s first code review as a service company, announced that it has acquired the Brooklyn-based remote developer hiring platform Moonlight
PullRequest — the world’s first code review as a service company — announced that it has acquired the Brooklyn-based remote developer hiring platform Moonlight. Launched in 2017, Moonlight created a platform for remote developers to integrate into companies looking for expertise on software development projects.
Last year, Moonlight raised a pre-seed round of financing from investors like Goldcrest Capital, Haystack Ventures, and Fathom Capital. As the PullRequest AI product has matured from identifying issues within codebases to proactively fixing them, it was a natural fit for acquiring a platform targeting end-to-end development.
And as a milestone, this brings the total number of AI-assisted developers in the PullRequest network to over 10,000. Plus Moonlight co-founders Emma Lawler and Philip Thomas will be joining PullRequest as Head of Design and Head of Growth, respectively.
“Partnering will make it easier for PullRequest subscribers to write new code faster, and for Moonlight clients to trust the contributions of contractors,” said Lawler.
The network has paid over $1 million to developers for short-term contract work at companies ranging from startups to Cloudflare.
Launched in 2017, PullRequest reviewed code for thousands of developers. And after participating in Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 cohort, PullRequest raised seed and Series A funding from a group of investors led by Gradient, Google’s artificial intelligence fund.
“We’re excited about the growing opportunity of on-demand code review. Integrating the Moonlight product and team with _pullrequest will help shape the future direction of the platform,” explained Anna Patterson, Managing Director of Gradient Ventures and PullRequest board member.