Tel Aviv's Lightrun emerged from stealth mode with $4 million in seed funding for its ‘continuous debugging and observability platform for production applications’. The round was led by Glilot Capital Partners with the participation of engineering executives from several Fortune 500 firms, according to a press release.
The Israeli startup claims its platform is the first of its kind, transforming how developers detect and fix software bugs. “Adding new logs, metrics and traces – the three pillars of observability – to hunt down a difficult issue means writing and deploying new code, often multiple times, which could take hours, days, or sometimes weeks,” the company explains in a press release.
Crucially, developers can do this work while applications are live. “Our ability to be agile shouldn’t end just because the service is running,” says Ilan Peleg, the startup’s CEO and co-founder. With both a SaaS offering as well as on-premise installation for more security, the software is platform-agnostic and works in the cloud, on containers and on serverless code. On the decision to invest, Kobi Samboursky of Glilot Capital Partners said: “We make a point of investing in technologies that transform big industries. Lightrun is spearheading Continuous Debugging and Continuous Observability, picking up where CI/CD ends, turning observability into a real-time process instead of the iterative process it is today.”