As coding projects grow and have more participants, it becomes harder to get a complete picture of the project, especially when the teams are dispersed. Today, OSS Port, released by early-stage startup CodeSee, helps development teams understand the entire codebase, allowing open source teams of diverse configurations to do it. It’s an open source project of its own.
At the same time, the company announced a $ 3 million seed round that it had raised last year and had not been announced. The round was jointly led by Boldstart Ventures and Uncork Capital, with participation from DCVC, Precursor Ventures and Salesforce Ventures, and a few more angel investors.
Overall, CodeSee’s goal is to visualize the code so that it can be understood. With the size of development getting bigger and bigger and the number of developers increasing these days, that’s a daunting task. “CodeSee is a tool for developers and teams to gain a deeper understanding of how code works and how it works,” said CEO Shanea Leven. He founded the company with her husband and CTO Josh Leven.
According to CEO Leven, they started with open source products because they see open source projects as having a particularly high need for such services. It’s very important to have a holistic view of the codebase, as open source projects are often attended by developers from all over the world and are constantly adding new people. She believes that if CodeSee is useful in such a project, it will be a proof of concept for the commercial version of the product.
Ed Sim, managing partner of lead investor Boldstart, sees the ability to understand this codebase as an important piece missing from the development process. And that’s also important for the retention of talented technicians, he said. Technicians often quit after a year if they don’t understand the code base.
Sim says: “If you have the tools to get acquainted with your code base quickly and have good visualization, it can add great value to your development team and quickly deliver good code. That’s what Shanea taught us. ”
It’s been a year and a half since Leven started the company with her husband, and now she has 10 employees. CEO Leven is black and, from her personal experience, found it crucial to create a non-discriminatory company and culture. “I’ve worked at various startups, but the greatest joy of becoming CEO is to build a corporate culture that’s free of discrimination and disparity, as I’ve always thought of,” she says. ..
She adds: “Racial composition isn’t a perfect ratio, and in many ways nothing is perfect yet. But building a corporate culture is a must and a necessary part of our daily experience. We don’t think of them separately. It’s not that the company is here and that discrimination and inequality are eliminated. Diversity and inclusion are the foundations of this company. ”
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The company was founded during a pandemic and the teams are geographically dispersed, but she says it’s in the state it was in when the company was growing. And I’m still thinking about creating multiple local hubs and placing clusters of employees there.
“I might have been able to go with the hub method from the beginning, but from now on I want to think about it as a team, aim for growth, and then do what I think is better for everyone. But it’s for children. I want to do it after the vaccine is on the market. ”
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.