LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly is a feature management platform for software development.

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.

Available SDKs

LaunchDarkly has software development kits (SDKs) for several coding languages and operating systems, including:

  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Go
  • Node.JS
  • .NET
  • Ruby
  • Python Twisted
  • iOS
  • Android
Integrations

Software integrations for LaunchDarkly are available. The integrations are designed to assist and foster communication in regards to feature flags. The available integrations are:

  • Slack
  • HipChat
  • Webhooks
  • Optimizely
  • New Relic
  • Visual Studio Team Services
  • Bitbucket Pipelines

Timeline

January 18, 2020
Series D

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.

March 13, 2019
LaunchDarkly 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.

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.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
LaunchDarkly funding round, March 2019
44,000,000
March 2019
4 Results
Results per page:
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Zimman

Employee

Alexis Georges

Employee

Andrea Echstenkamper

Employee

Andrew Brown

Employee

Andy Chou

Advisor

Andy McLoughlin

Investor

Arnold Trakhtenberg

Employee

Arun Bhalla

Employee

Bloomberg Beta

Investor

Brian C. Patterson

Attorney

Cervin Ventures

Investor

Danial Zahid

Employee

Dave McClure

Investor

Edith Harbaugh

Founder

Erik Eccles

Investor

Giles Goodwin

Investor

Jeff Clavier

Investor

John Kodumal

Founder

Joseph D Ryan

Employee

Josh Stein

Investor

Joshua Wold

Investor

Melissa Patenaude

Employee

Nancy White Ramamurthi

Investor

Patrick Kaeding

Employee

Patrick Linskey

Investor

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

LaunchDarkly adds flag triggers for Honeycomb and Datadog - SD Times

Jenna Sargent

Web

September 9, 2020

LaunchDarkly Now Serving Over 2 Trillion Feature Flags a Day - DevOps.com

Deborah Schlam

Web

June 23, 2020

Tech lessons 2020: LaunchDarkly CEO discusses app x-factors, virtual events, serendipity, and more

R. Dallon Adams

Web

November 23, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Greg Kumparak
January 18, 2020
TechCrunch
This week, LaunchDarkly announced that it has raised another $54 million. Led by Bessemer Venture Partners and backed by the company's existing investors, it brings the company's total funding up to $130 million. For the unfamiliar, LaunchDarkly builds a platform that allows companies to easily roll out new features to only certain customers, providing a [...]

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