In the world of 2022, software development teams are a vital part of nearly every major company—meaning that it’s crucial they be able to operate quickly and effectively.
LinearB Inc., which is headquartered in Santa Monica and Tel Aviv, develops software aimed specifically at developers, giving them the tools needed to complete a wide range of tasks as efficiently as possible.
“Software developers love to write code and to build things and solve problems,” said Rocco Seyboth, the company’s vice president of marketing. “You find out very quickly when you’re at your first company that developers write code maybe one or two hours per day—if you’re lucky.”
Most of a developer’s time, said Seyboth, is typically taken up with meetings, reports, code reviews and communications with other company personnel.
LinearB’s software platform consolidates and automates many of these tasks, with the aim of ensuring developers can devote more time to building new functionalities that will enrich a company’s software offerings.
“We can automate and optimize these non-coding tasks so they create fewer bottlenecks,” said Seyboth. “And by doing that, we also speed up the amount of time it takes for teams to deliver features, we reduce the number of bugs, and we reduce the overall cost of engineering.”
Launched in 2018, LinearB has quickly established a place for itself in the world of software development—helped along by a popular podcast, blog and community channel for users hosted on the Discord Inc. communication platform.
The company has also attracted the attention of investors, announcing on May 2 that it had raised $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Tribe Capital. LinearB has raised nearly $73 million in total since its launch, and the company said it would use the recent influx of capital to expand its engineering team and market its system to new users.
Already, said Seyboth, LinearB’s platform is used by more than 100,000 developers spread across 5,000-plus teams. The company’s software is offered on a subscription basis, though it is available for free to small developer teams.
Seyboth said the company is at this point most focused on improving its platform and integrating new tools for users. LinearB has an advantage over other startups, he said, in that the company has no issue recruiting talented developers.