Distelli Raises $2.8M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz

By Rahul Singh
Jan 20, 2015
  • Raised $2.8M in Series A Funding led by Andreessen Horowitz
  • Scott Weiss joins Distelli’s Board of Directors

There was a time when you always knew how many servers you had. You could walk down the hall or stroll into your datacenter and count them. They sat there proudly, a testament to the real work you were doing and the real value your team was delivering.

The cloud has changed all that. Now we (i.e. developers) can click a button on a web page and launch as many servers as we need and just as quickly shut down the ones we’re not using. Consequently, we’re quickly losing track of not only how many servers we’re running but who on our team is pushing code to them and what’s actually running where. We’re all under increasing pressure today to ship sooner and iterate faster, and we’re finding it harder than ever to consistently push code to servers and track who did what and when.

I founded Distelli to solve this problem, and today I’m excited to announce our $2.8M Series A round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.

I’m even more excited to announce that Scott Weiss has joined Distelli’s Board of Directors. I couldn’t be happier to have this opportunity to work with someone like Scott, who successfully built his own company as the Founder and CEO of IronPort. Scott’s no-nonsense we’re-in-this-together attitude, along with his refreshing brand of honesty and direct feedback, fit perfectly with how I like to work. As a first time founder there’s a lot I can learn from Scott and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help us execute on our vision.

I spent almost 9 years at Amazon shipping code to hundreds if not thousands of servers and I know the challenges developers face. I worked on many different teams and many different projects but one theme was constant across the company - the teams that shipped on time, were the ones that were able to iterate fast on the code, build, deploy cycle. On several teams, we even had a rule: When talking about a task or feature, you couldn’t say it’s done until everyone could see it running on a server.

When I left Amazon, I quickly realized, that the friction in the build and deploy cycle is a big part of what slows down software teams today. Getting software to servers - essentially with a single click - is a game changer for teams that can achieve that bar. Working with Andreessen Horowitz and Scott Weiss, I look forward to helping developers and software engineering teams everywhere meet and exceed that bar.

Our Vision

We’re building an infrastructure automation company with the mission to build a unified DevOps dashboard that makes it easy for developers and software teams everywhere to manage all their infrastructure regardless of where it lives. From pushing code to managing servers - public cloud, private cloud, bare metal or virtualized - regardless of their location, geography, configuration or provider.

We’re starting out by doing away with the problem of shipping code. Today, our customers write code and click “ship” or go to the terminal and type “deploy” and they’re done. 2015 promises to be an exciting year for Distelli as we build and deliver the next generation infrastructure automation platform.