Founded on July 14, 2014, by Edith Harbaugh and John Kodumal in Oakland, California, LaunchDarkly is a feature management platform for software developers. The primary focus of LaunchDarkly is feature flagging as a service, which allows developers to contain at-risk sections of code or infrastructure with a flag. The flags allow developers to easily turn a segment of code on or off independently from the rest of the code, known as dark launching. This allows developers to launch new features to small batches of users, known as beta testing, and track the impact on application usage. Additionally, feature launches can be suspended in a time-efficient manner if there are unforeseen errors.
LaunchDarkly has software development kits (SDKs) for several coding languages and operating systems, including:
- Python Twisted
Software integrations for LaunchDarkly are available. The integrations are designed to assist and foster communication in regards to feature flags. The available integrations are:
- New Relic
- Visual Studio Team Services
- Bitbucket Pipelines
LaunchDarkly raises $54 million in Series D funding round, led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors including Vertex Ventures, Uncork Capital, Threshold, Redpoint and Bloomberg Beta.
Today announced that it's raised $44 million in series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners' Ethan Kurzweil, with contributions from existing investors Redpoint, Vertex Ventures, DFJ, and Uncork Capital.
Brian C. Patterson
Joseph D Ryan
Nancy White Ramamurthi
LaunchDarkly adds flag triggers for Honeycomb and Datadog - SD Times
September 9, 2020
LaunchDarkly Now Serving Over 2 Trillion Feature Flags a Day - DevOps.com
June 23, 2020
Tech lessons 2020: LaunchDarkly CEO discusses app x-factors, virtual events, serendipity, and more
R. Dallon Adams
November 23, 2020