Sourcegraph Nabs $23M Round
March 4, 2020
has secured $23 million in Series B funding led by Craft Ventures with
participation from earlier investors Redpoint Ventures, Goldcrest
Capital and others. Sourcegraph Universal Code Search enables developers
to explore and better understand all code, everywhere, faster -
improving developer productivity with code navigation and contextual
code intelligence. At companies like Uber, over 90% of their developers
use Sourcegraph for Universal Code Search every day.
With rapidly growing codebases, proliferating numbers of repositories,
multiple languages and file formats, and a wide variety of developer
tools, developers need a single place to quickly explore and better
understand all code faster.
“With more code, languages, and systems to integrate than ever before,
the job of the developer is exponentially more difficult than 5-10-15
years ago,” said Quinn Slack, CEO and co-founder of Sourcegraph.
“Universal Code Search is the only solution that lets developers stay on
top of this ever-growing complexity by giving them the ability to
search, understand and fix problems across the entire codebase.”
Universal Code Search is the one place where developers and DevOps teams
go to answer questions about code and systems. It ties together
information from many tools, repositories on your code hosts to
dependency relationships among your projects and application runtime
“Sourcegraph is mission-critical enterprise software for development
teams,” said David Sacks, co-founder and general partner at Craft
Ventures. “What captured our attention is the bottom-up adoption among
developers at major enterprises like Uber, Lyft, Yelp, Convoy and SoFi,
where the majority use Sourcegraph for Universal Code Search every day.
It’s rare that you see enterprise software with the engagement levels of
social networking sites.”
Universal Code Search’s core capabilities include:
Code search: the essential task of all developers to quickly find,
understand and change all of the code that they are responsible for --
including the activities of code discovery, code intelligence and code
Code navigation: guided travel to
find specific code via ad-hoc query.
exploration: find both known and unknown code, with code intelligence
providing the contextual understanding.
Code discovery: navigate, explore
and understand the code you are looking for, even if you didn’t know it
Code intelligence: display and share additional contextual information
Code change management: automate
large-scale code changes with campaigns.
To be effective, code search must be
universal across six dimensions: all repositories; all programming
languages; all code changes (commits, branches and forks); all file
formats; all developer tools; and all code hosts and editors.
“I led the Kythe project at Google and saw how much leverage Google
developers get from high-quality code search. I joined Sourcegraph
because I want this Universal Code Search technology to be available to
all developers at all companies,” said Michael Fromberger, software
engineer at Sourcegraph.