ReleaseHub Raises $2.7 Million in Funding Round, Debuts Environments-as-a-Service Platform

ReleaseHub, maker of Environments-as-a-Service, is receiving a seed round of $2.7 million to continue growing its platform.

The investing round was led by Sequoia, with participation from Y Combinator, Rogue VC, Liquid Capital, and other angel investors.

ReleaseHub is also announcing general availability of its Environments-as-a-Service platform, which allows organizations to quickly and easily deploy, manage, and reproduce production-replica environments.

Customers use ReleaseHub to remove environment bottlenecks in software delivery, deliver on-demand sales demo environments, and deliver production environments and SaaS solutions into their customer’s virtual private clouds.

Environments are one of the greatest bottlenecks for software development, causing developers to sit idle and release dates to slip. ReleaseHub lets developers easily create reproducible environments that are exact replicas of the production environment.

These environments run on Kubernetes in the software developer’s cloud account and have access to all of the developer’s cloud native services. ReleaseHub environments can be created on-demand, through a command line interface, with a pull request or via an API to allow for easy integration with existing CI/CD solutions.

ReleaseHub was founded by Tommy McClung, Erik Landerholm, and David Giffin, who led the technology team at an ecommerce company where they led the companywide effort to remove environment bottlenecks.

There were no commercial solutions at the time so the founders built their own environment bottleneck solution and soon after launched ReleaseHub to commercialize Environments-as-a-Service.

"As modern cloud-based applications have become more complex with microservices and an ever growing arsenal of cloud services, it has become incredibly difficult for teams to create and maintain numerous environments,” said McClung, ReleaseHub CEO. “We are transforming environments from an organizational headache into a one-click convenience.”

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