Techstars grad Shippable raises $2M to help developers ship code faster

Shippable co-founder Avi Cavale pitches at Techstars Seattle Demo Day 2013.

Shippable co-founder Avi Cavale pitches at Techstars Seattle Demo Day 2013.

Another Techstars Seattle graduate, another nice seed round.

Following in the footsteps of fellow 2013 Techstars Seattle companies Everpath and Wire, today Shippable announced a $2 million seed round led by Founders Co-op with participation from fellow Seattle firms Divergent Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital and other angel investors.

Avi Cavale, Manisha Sahasrabudhe and Ragesh Krishna of Shippable.

Manisha Sahasrabudhe, Avi Cavale and Devashish Meena of Shippable.

Shippable, an eight-person company founded by former Microsofties Avi Cavale and Manisha Sahasrabudhe, helps developers build and test repositories quickly and efficiently.

The company calls itself “a cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) service for Docker,” which is an open source project allowing automation of application deployment inside software containers.

“We really understand the developer mindset and challenges since we’ve been there,” Cavale told us in October. “Experience and empathy really matters in this space.”

Shippable launched a public beta two months ago and has 2,500 developers signed up already.

Shippable-2crop“Every software development organization struggles with agility,” Founders Co-op General Partner Chris DeVore said at Techstars Demo Day. “When I met Shippable, I loved the idea from the moment I heard about it.”

Tim Porter, Managing Director at Madrona, added that there aren’t tools out there to meet the demands that today’s cloud services, distributed teams and composite applications have created.

“The Shippable team has done a great job of identifying and validating this initial pain point and creating an innovative product strategy — including leveraging virtual containers and Docker — to address this large and growing market,” Porter said.

We interviewed Cavale, who may be better known as our 2013 GeekWire Ping Pong Champion, a few months ago about his company. You can learn more about Shippable with this Startup Spotlight feature, or check out Cavale’s pitch from Techstars Demo Day here:

  • rayburt456

    Which angels invested?

    • Taylor Soper

      Cavale says that several angels did not want to disclose investments. In addition to the VC firm backings, Cavale invested a bit himself, along with friends, family and a couple executives from Microsoft.

  • kevincroy

    Congrats Avi & team!

    • Manisha

      Thanks Kevin!

    • Avi Cavale

      Thanks very much, Kevin.

  • Damon Danieli

    Great job Avi! Best wishes and good luck!