Blink, which has developed a low-code/no-code cloud tools platform, announced Wednesday that it has raised $ 26 million in Seed funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with additional investments from Entrée Capital, Hetz Ventures, INT3, and individuals. investors. Blink is supported by a group of successful serial entrepreneurs and individual investors including Ofir Erlich and Gil Shai, Yair Weinberger, Yuval Cohen, Zak Islam, Ariel Maislos, Shai Morag, Danny Grander, Assaf Hefetz, and Ofer Ben- Noon.
Blink’s low-code/no-code platform helps manage operations across all cloud tools, simplifying DevOps workflows using automated playbooks for hundreds of cloud tools like AWS, Big Panda , Datadog, GitHub, Kubernetes, and Slack.
Blink was founded in March 2021 by the former founders of Secdo, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks in 2018 for $ 100 million, and Neebula Systems, which was acquired by ServiceNow in 2014 for $ 100 million. Co-founder CEO Gil Barak, CTO Haviv Rosh, and CBO Zion Zatlavi are colleagues at IDF Unit 8200.
The company employs 30 people at its R&D center in Israel as well as its offices in the US. The new funds will primarily be used to expand the company’s activity and recruit additional employees, mostly in Israel.
“While working with Palo Alto Networks and ServiceNow, we realized that existing security and IT automation platforms are designed for pre-cloud companies,” said Gil Barak. “To overcome this problem, engineers highly skilled in DevOps and SecOps must make stressful shifts, write manual scripts, and spend hours each day maintaining and repairing. secure their cloud environments. Cloud operations teams need a collaborative workspace where they can organize all of their different APIs and scripts, while making associated workflows accessible to other developers in their organization. “