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February 7
9:34 AM 2014

Continuous integration or CI vendor CircleCI bagged funding amounting to $6 million from venture capital firm DFJ, VentureBeat reported citing a blog post from the company. CircleCI offers web developers robust Continuous Integration and Deployment with easy setup and maintenance, according to information from its website.

To put things more simply, CircleCI ensures that code properly works by doing the hard testing work before companies roll out their websites and applications, VentureBeat reported.

The latest funding announcement came after CircleCI revealed a $1.5 million funding round last year. The company basically takes code that sits on the GitHub repository of a developer and performs quick tests on it using the Amazon Web Services public cloud. The platform has the ability to handle many batches of code simultaneously. If the code works, it is then forwarded to a public cloud like Engine Yard or Heroku, the report said.

Proceeds from the round will be used to add new features to the platform, such as support for the GitHub Enterprise that allows developer teams in companies collaborate privately on software development, the report said.

In its blog post, CircleCI Co-Founder Paul Biggar said, "For us this money is not exciting as an achievement, its exciting as an opportunity. It allows us to grow our company in accordance with our values: a focus on productivity, a company-wide commitment to speak and listen to our customers, and to build a product for developers and by developers. These are core to what we do at CircleCI and they will always remain core as we continue to grow."

The company also pledged to come up with next generation tools that make Continuous Deployment more powerful and scaleable. The company was founded in 2011 and now serves over 1,000 paying clients that include Cisco, Intercom, Kickstarter, Salesforce.com and Shopify, the report said.

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