Portland, Oregon based monitoring startup Sensu raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Battery Ventures. Existing seed-stage investor Boulder, Colorado based Foundry Group also contributed.
Sensu was founded in 2017 by Caleb Hailey, now CEO, and Sean Porter, now CTO. The startup built and now maintains an open source monitoring framework, Sensu Core. It also operates a commercial platform, Sensu Enterprise, which builds on the open source framework with features that help enterprises to simplify IT operations, governance, and multi-data center support.
Organizations can deploy the monitoring framework onto their own infrastructure to collect metrics from their software stack. Sensu also has dashboards to analyze data and remediate performance issues. The framework is meant to serve enterprises as they move operations into the cloud and leverage software containers and serverless architectures.
Its enterprise platform ships with built-in third party integrations of tools and applications already in use by many companies. It runs on bare metal systems, Kubernetes, OpenStack, and Microsoft Azure. Sensu packages are also available for most major computing platforms and architectures.
The company launched Sensu 2.0 in February, and it is currently in beta with general availability set for later this year. The 2.0 version of the framework specifically tackles monitoring challenges associated with containers.
The funding from the round will go to additional product development, growing its community of open source developers, and to sales and marketing efforts.
In a blog post announcing the round, CEO Hailey noted that the company had 20 employees when the series A funding closed March 2, 2018. It has since added seven new members and plans to have 50 by the end of the year. Hailey also noted the company refreshed its brand with a new logo, website, and domain in correlation with the round.