Techstars grad Stackery raises cash from Voyager, aiming to disrupt DevOps cloud infrastructure market with serverless toolset
Before even graduating from the Techstars Seattle 2017 class, Stackery CEO Nate Taggart had a check in hand — and not just the $120,000 that startups get when they join the accelerator.
Stackery raised a $1.75 million round on top of the Techstars cash, bringing the startup’s total funding to $1.87 million to date. Voyager Capital led the round, with participation from Pipeline Capital, Founder’s Co-op, and Arnold Venture Group. Stackery, which makes tools to help developers build applications in the cloud without needing to directly provision servers, will use the cash to expand its product team.
Taggart sees serverless development as the next big shift in computing and he wants to be on the cutting edge of it. Stackery allows developers to drag-and-drop nodes that represent databases, code functions, and other components of their application infrastructure and then deploy and monitor their apps without a server.
Stackery integrates with Amazon Web Services and plans to add Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud soon.
“Simply put, we make serverless work,” Taggart said. “Most of the competition in our space are code frameworks. They’re essentially a template for writing code, which helps organize and deploy the application. Stackery is a software tool, not a framework, and in addition to organizing and deploying code, we’re really focused on connecting the underlying infrastructure and maintaining application health, particularly for large-scale applications.”
Stackery co-founders Chase Douglas and Nate Taggart. (Techstars Photo)
Stackery’s unique approach to serverless development caught the attention of Voyager Capital Partner Diane Fraiman.
“On Feb. 10, Nate Taggart was in my office in Portland and he presented the best 30-minute, no-deck pitch that I had seen in 10 years,” she said on stage at Demo Night. “What Nate basically told me was that he and his co-founder, Chase Douglas, were going to build Stackery to disrupt the DevOps cloud infrastructure market with a serverless toolset … On March 28, Voyager Capital put down a term sheet.”
Stackery is planning to expand its team of three to about twelve over the next year. The Portland-based startup delivered one of our favorite pitches at Demo Night. Read more about Stackery here and check out the other companies in the Techstars Seattle 2017 class here.