Solomon Hykes’ Dagger raises $20M and launches public beta

After a prolonged gestation interval, Solomon Hykes is publicly launching Dagger, his second act since leaving Docker, the container software program firm he based in 2008 and left in 2018.

Based practically three years in the past by Docker founder Hykes, former Docker VP of engineering Sam Alba, and former Docker lead architect Andrea Luzzardi, Dagger goals to assist builders automate numerous deployment duties by empowering engineers to construct their very own CI/CD pipelines from a catalog of pre-defined constructing blocks, which they’ll then run anyplace.

The launch of the general public beta comes concurrently a $20 million Collection A funding spherical, led by Redpoint Ventures, with involvement from a who’s who of trade heavyweights together with Y Combinator, the previous GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, former Google Cloud CTO Brian Stevens, former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, the founding father of Idit Levine, Bitnami cofounder Daniel Lopez, and Prometheus creator Julius Volz.

Dagger says it’ll use the funding to develop the workforce and proceed constructing developer curiosity within the open supply group. It had beforehand raised $10 million in mixed pre-seed and seed funding.

“With nearly all computing transferring to the cloud, software program provide chains are rising so giant and complicated that they’ve turn out to be a major bottleneck,” Hykes stated, as a part of the funding announcement.

This rising complexity forces devops engineers, who “have an abundance of specialised instruments at their disposal,” to “waste time gluing them collectively into artisanal pipelines,” Hykes stated. “Fixing this drawback is the holy grail of devops, and we imagine we’ve got solved it.”

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