Swimm, an information technology startup based in Tel Aviv, has raised $27.6 million in Series A funding to change developer onboarding by making documentation upkeep easier.
The round, which was led by Insight Partners with participation from Dawn Capital, Pitango First, and TAU Ventures, brings the total funding raised by Swimm to $33.3 million. The startup also announced it was launching a free access open beta. Evgenia Plotnikova, General Partner at Dawn, said about the firm’s participation in the round:
“Last year, over $180 billion was invested in private cloud companies—a 10x increase since 2010. Behind every venture dollar invested, is an engineering team, large or small, struggling with out-of-date, messy documentation which lives outside of the development workflow. With Swimm, Oren, Omer, Gilad and Tom have built a unique product which has turned the developer’s headache into a business’ competitive advantage. We are thrilled to partner with them on this journey and to welcome more teams to Swimm’s beta.”
Founded in 2019, Swimm is aiming to help development teams better understand their code by facilitating the creation of documentation. It achieves this by providing a platform that auto-syncs documentation by using “live” snippets, seamlessly integrating documentation in the development cycle without disrupting the team’s workflow. Oren Toledano, CEO and Co-founder of Swimm, said about this mission:
“Swimm is redefining developers’ relationship with documentation, transforming it from a tedious task that requires heavy investment and rarely pays off, into a seamless part of the CI process. By allowing developers to effortlessly create and maintain documentation, as well as improving discoverability, Swimm becomes an impactful and powerful tool for teams.”
As software development continues to become a major necessity across different industries, companies have been forced to grow their engineering teams. However, the quick scaling has increased challenges for those joining the teams when they find that documentation is lacking.
Swimm believes that getting rid of the challenges that legacy and spaghetti code present can help teams to increase the velocity and agility of their development efforts. With support for popular IDEs like VS Code and JetBrains as well as services like Github, Swimm’s platform will ensure keeping documentation up to date is a painless process.