Black-Owned “Observability As Code” Startup Raises £1.5M In Pre-Seed Funding

Black-owned serverless startup, Baselime, has raised $1.5M in pre-seed funding. The funding round, which Sequoia Capital led, also included venture capital firms Antler, Forward Partners, and Octopus Ventures

The London-based company, founded in 2021 by Boris Tane, works to reduce the challenges developers often experience. Businesses can embrace automated observability ecosystems through their platform, which is highly beneficial for remote teams. 

The platform also claims to offer highly flexible technology at a reduced cost by encouraging developers to run applications and manage servers on behalf of customers without needing to manage multiple servers at once. 

“Serverless adoption is growing rapidly and bringing huge output gains for developers,” said Boris Tane, founder of Baselime. 

“It has traditionally come at a trade-off in monitoring and observability, forcing teams to redirect resources to solving system issues. Our mission is to be the go-to partner for developers, empowering teams to spend less time debugging and more time building. We’re delighted to work with our new investors to achieve this.” 

Serverless technology has become a popular solution for companies looking to run applications in the public cloud. The process helps businesses move away from needing a large software team to help manage their infrastructure and enables them to seamlessly run multiple systems without undergoing a resource-intensive setup and intense output from developers.  

The extra funding will help the company expand its services and assist engineering teams with the tools needed to build better products by adopting ‘serverless’ technology.

Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpamika is a tech reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.

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