Semmle (company)

Semmle (company)

Semmle is a San Francisco-based code analysis company.

Semmle is a code analysis platform provider. Its platform serves technical and strategic decision making by analyzing software code quality in the context of other data, such as development cost, source code, issue tickets, test coverage, team location, and version history. The platform is built on research in compilers and data analysis.

Their services help developers search for bugs and allow those developers to create a knowledge base using all available data about the software development process. Semmle also allows users to query the knowledge base. Results are presented in user interfaces designed for the different needs of developers, managers, and executives.

Semmle is headquartered in San Francisco, with its development operations based in Blue Boar Court, Alfred Street, central Oxford, England. Semmle's customers include Credit Suisse, NASA, Google, Uber, Nordea, Microsoft, Blackline, Nasdaq, and Dell.

Acquired

In September 2019, GitHub acquired Semmle. The acquisition was to help GitHub and their aim of making continuous vulnerability detection part of their integration and deployment service. Semmle's LGTM continuous code analysis platform, at the heart of which is Semmle QL (a query language and code search engine that enables code analysis to find and eradicate security vulnerabilities) will be included in GitHub's services.

Timeline

September 18, 2019

GitHub acquires Semmle to help developers spot code exploits.

August 2018

Semmle raises a $21,000,000 series B round from Accel Partners and Work-Bench Ventures.

September 15, 2014

Semmle raises a $8,000,000 series A round from Accel.

November 22, 2011

Semmle raises a $2,000,000 seed round.

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Julian Tibble

Vice President of Applications Engineering

Oege de Moor

Founder and CEO

Pavel Avgustinov

Vice President of Platform Engineering

Sam Lanning

Developer Advocate

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Roland Moore-Colyer
September 19, 2019
http://www.theinquirer.net
GitHub buys Semmle to add flaw-spotting code analysis into its repositories
Frederic Lardinois
September 18, 2019
TechCrunch
Microsoft's GitHub today announced that it has acquired Semmle, a code analysis tool that helps developers and security researchers discover potential vulnerabilities in their code. Semmle takes a lot of the manual work out of security testing and instead offers a query language that allows researchers to test their code, using the service's analysis engine. [...]

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