Serverless monitoring startup Dashbird raises $2.1m and releases new features for serverless

Dashbird, a platform for serverless application monitoring, has raised $2.1 million in a seed round. The investment was led by Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Passion Capital, Icebreaker.vc, and Lemonade Stand.

Founded in 2017, Dashbird, is a monitoring and intelligence platform for operating serverless applications on AWS. The platform is designed to give organizations the confidence to build and operate complex serverless applications in modern cloud environments. As companies move from server-centric architectures into distributed, managed cloud applications, they are often running thousands of cloud resources simultaneously. Organizations with a distributed workload in the cloud are faced with having a multiplying number of failure scenarios. DevOps teams are finding the new environment challenging, as complexity issues shift from code to architecture level.

Dashbird is a one-stop-shop for developers, including an insights engine capable of running complex checks to detect performance, availability, cost, and security risks. DevOps teams can stay on top of their applications’ performance and ensure a high-quality experience for the end-user, allowing for quick troubleshooting and resolution of errors. This includes typical pain points for developers such as queue delay monitoring, which has been notoriously difficult to keep track of until now.

Dashbird recently expanded its offering providing in-depth visibility into a wider range of managed cloud services. The new inventory feature allows a complete overview of SQS, API Gateway, ECS (clusters and services), and Dynamo DB. The view enables users to switch between services to gain faster and more detailed insights into their full serverless app performance. See all the new features listed here.

The platform has already been widely adopted in the serverless community, with over 7000 AWS customers relying on it today, and is used by companies at the forefront of cloud development, including Newstore, Shamrock Trading Corporation, and Meltwater.

Taavi Rehemägi, Dashbird CEO, said, “Building serverless applications has huge benefits for businesses when it comes to speed of innovation, cost efficiency, and scalability. However, the distributed nature of serverless makes it difficult for developers to keep on top of. This is where Dashbird comes in.”

Tom Clute, Vice President, Paladin Capital Group, added, “While the business benefits of adopting serverless computing are clear, this fundamental shift has created considerable pain points for developers with traditional application management and security. We’re pleased to be funding innovation in this area by backing Dashbird and our investment will enable the continued growth of the team and product development.” He will join Dashbird as a board member.

Dashbird is planning to use the investment to expand its product offering to cover the majority of managed cloud services and increase the headcount in their growth and product development teams. In addition to their head office in Tallinn, Estonia, the company has recently opened its second office in London, UK, and has recruited Paul Garner as their VP of Sales.

About Dashbird

Founded in 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia, Dashbird is a monitoring and intelligence platform for operating serverless applications on AWS. Dashbird is designed to give organizations the confidence to build and operate complex serverless applications in modern cloud environments. Dashbird has over 7000 AWS users registered their accounts with the platform. At the beginning of 2020, Dashbird opened its second office in London, UK. Find out more on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Paladin Capital Group

Paladin Capital Group was founded in 2001 and has offices in Washington DC, New York, Silicon Valley, London, and Luxembourg. As a multi-stage investor, Paladin focuses on best-of-breed companies with technologies, products and services that meet the challenging global cybersecurity and digital infrastructure resilience needs for commercial and government customers. Paladin has over $1 billion in committed capital across multiple funds. For updates, follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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What our customers say

Dashbird gives us a simple and easy to use tool to have peace of mind and know that all of our Serverless functions are running correctly. We are instantly aware now if there’s a problem. We love the fact that we have enough information in the Slack notification itself to take appropriate action immediately and know exactly where the issue occurred.

Thanks to Dashbird the time to discover the occurrence of an issue reduced from 2-4 hours to a matter of seconds or minutes. It also means that hundreds of dollars are saved every month.

Great onboarding: it takes just a couple of minutes to connect an AWS account to an organization in Dashbird. The UI is clean and gives a good overview of what is happening with the Lambdas and API Gateways in the account.

I mean, it is just extremely time-saving. It’s so efficient! I don’t think it’s an exaggeration or dramatic to say that Dashbird has been a lifesaver for us.

Dashbird provides an easier interface to monitor and debug problems with our Lambdas. Relevant logs are simple to find and view. Dashbird’s support has been good, and they take product suggestions with grace.

Great UI. Easy to navigate through CloudWatch logs. Simple setup.

Dashbird helped us refine the size of our Lambdas, resulting in significantly reduced costs. We have Dashbird alert us in seconds via email when any of our functions behaves abnormally. Their app immediately makes the cause and severity of errors obvious.