Hardcore Hackers Band Together, Create Advanced Mobile Crash Reporting Company Crashlytics, Raise $1M

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011

Crashlytics, Inc today announced it has raised $ 1M in Series Seed funding. Crashlytics is building the most powerful yet lightest-weight crash reporting solution to give mobile developers visibility into their apps performance.

When it comes to mobile application stability, developers have no real visibility into how their apps perform in customers hands. Some developers have built ad-hoc solutions only to find themselves overwhelmed with a vast amount of data and a sheer lack of insights. Crashlytics solves these problems, providing developers with detailed diagnostics about every issue, securely and in real-time, including the exact line number of code that the app crashed on.

Due to mobile device capacity and network constraints, mobile developers are sensitive when it comes to the download size of their apps. Crashlytics is lightweight. The footprint to integrate Crashlytics into an app is about 75KB — far less than the size of the average SDK, which can be 10 to 70 times heavier. Also, unlike some ad-hoc solutions, Crashlytics does not require the developer to ship bloated debug builds of their apps, which adds significantly to the download size.

Crashlytics initially supports iOS, with Android support on the way. It is currently in beta.

Crashlytics sets the bar high for iOS components. It was ridiculously easy to integrate, said Jeff Powers, cofounder and CEO of Occipital, the creator of 360 Panorama and RedLaser. We plan to follow their lead when we release our own components in the future.

“Crashlytics is lightweight,” said David Chang, COO at Where, a PayPal company. “It provides deeper insights beyond just pure crash reports. And it does all this without adding baggage to the apps.”

“I was actually laughing the whole time while installing it because of how easy it is to implement,” said Ehab Abdou, Lead iOS Developer for Massive Damage, a leading mobile game company. “Crashlytics did a really great job making it this easy.”

Crashlytics tracks and identifies crashes, allowing us to greatly improve the user experience, said Mark Bao of Hacker News HD, Crashlytics isn’t just easy — it delivers real and actionable results.

Crashlytics was founded by Jeff Seibert and Wayne Chang, both serial entrepreneurs. Seibert most-recently co-founded Increo Solutions, Inc., which was acquired by Box.net in 2009. Seibert has spent 13 years developing for – and dissecting – Apple operating systems. He also worked for Apple, contributing to multiple projects there. Seibert is a Computer Science graduate from Stanford University and a 2007 Mayfield Fellow.

Co-founder Wayne Chang is also a hacker and has built tools used by millions. Among other startups and projects, Wayne founded i2hub, a popular file sharing company, in the mid-2000’s. Wayne is also an active angel investor, a mentor at TechStars, and serves as an advisor to startups.

Given Jeff and Waynes pedigrees and their vision for Crashlytics, we jumped to work with them,” said David Aronoff, general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. “They get it.”

“When I saw the way Crashlytics was approaching the problem, it reminded me of the focus and attention to the user experience that Heroku had,” said Steve Anderson, founder of Baseline Ventures that is also a key early investor in Heroku. “Its easy and powerful at the same time.”

Investment firms Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures led the round. Angel investors include David Chang (COO at Where, a PayPal company), Lars Albright (cofounder of Quattro, now Apple iAds), Chris Sheehan (Managing Partner at CommonAngels), Ty Danco (Founder, eSecLending and FX Aligned), Jennifer Lum (former VP at Quattro, now Apple iAds), Roy Rodenstein (founder of Going.com and a former Director of Business Planning at AOL), Joe Caruso (Managing Partner at Bantam Group), and others.

For more information about Crashlytics, visit http://www.crashlytics.com.

About Flybridge Capital Partners – http://www.flybridge.com

Flybridge Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm whose mission is to assist entrepreneurs in growing innovative, global companies. With $ 560 million under management, the firm is focused on investing in consumer, energy, healthcare and information technology markets and is led by a team with domain expertise and more than half a century of combined experience in venture capital.

About Baseline Ventures – http://www.baselinev.com

Baseline Ventures is a seed-stage capital firm founded by Steve Anderson in late 2006. Bringing his diverse experience from eBay, Microsoft, Kleiner Perkins, Starbucks and Digital Equipment Corporation, Steve founded Baseline to in order to help entrepreneurs build and grow their ideas into companies. Since its inception, Baseline is proud to have backed over 30 founding teams in promising software and web companies including Rupture (acquired by EA), Mixer Labs (acquired by Twitter), Sendori (acquired by Ask.com), Parakey (acquired by Facebook), Haute Secure (acquired by Truste), Heroku (acquired by Salesforce), Aardvark and DocVerse (both acquired by Google), Twitter and Trialpay.

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