Checkly raises $ 2.25 million in seed capital for its monitoring and testing platform


Checkly, a Berlin-based startup that is developing a monitoring and testing platform for DevOps teams, announced today that it has collected a $ 2.25 million launch round led by Accel. A number of angel investors, including Instana CEO Mirko Novakovic, Zeit CEO Guillermo Rauch and the former CTO of Twilio Ott Kaukver also participated in this round.

The company’s SaaS platform enables developers to monitor their API Endpoints and web apps – and it obviously warns you if something goes wrong. The transaction monitoring tool makes it easy to regularly test interactions with front-end websites without having to write code. The test software is based on that from Google As an open source Puppeteer framework and to build its commercial platform, Checkly has also developed Puppeteer Recorder to create these end-to-end test scripts in a low-code tool that developers access through a Chrome extension.

The team believes that it is the combination of end-to-end testing and active monitoring and focus on modern DevOps teams that makes Checkly stand out in an already crowded monitoring tool market.

“As a customer in the surveillance market, I thought it hadn’t worked for a long time in the 90s, and I needed a tool that could support teams in JavaScript and work for all different roles within a DevOps team. I set about building it and quickly realized that testing is equally important, “said Tim Nolet, who founded the company in 2018.” At Checkly, we developed a market-defining tool that our customers have asked for already seen strong traction through word of mouth. We look forward to working with Accel to develop our vision to become the active reliability platform for DevOps teams. “

Nolet’s co-founders are Hannes Lenke, who founded TestObject (which was later taken over by Sauce Labs), and Timo Euteneuer, who was previously Director Sales EMEA at Sauce Labs.

The company says it currently has approximately 125 paying customers that process approximately 1 million checks daily on its platform. Services start at $ 7 a month for individual developers. Small team plans start at $ 29 a month.