Blink raises $26 million to help companies better manage cloud operations

Funding comes from a $20 million Series A round and an additional $6 million in seed funding

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With many business operations moving to the cloud, there has been an increased need for developer and security operations – DevOps and SecOps. While the two have always been somewhat related, the departments now seem to work hand-in-hand.

That means startups typically need to look at many different things to ensure a properly managed, secured cloud infrastructure. Now, Blink, a company focused on providing the tools needed for custom workflows, has announced $26 million in funding to help with the challenge.

$20 million comes from a Series A round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. In addition to that Series A funding, TechCrunch reports another $6 million has been invested from Entrée Capital, Hetz Ventures, INT3, and other serial angel investors. 

Funding is being used to help grow both the product and team. The London-based HQ is also in the process of moving to New York, where it hopes to better target the US market.

The company, founded last year by Gil Barak and Zion Zatlavi, works with customers to provide no-code solutions for managing workflows related to cloud management. That means even teams with little coding experience can use drag-and-drop editors to meet their needs.

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There are app catalogs for out-of-the-box solutions and multiple API integrations for teams looking to add to their existing workflow. On the security end, Blink includes tools that check for threats, vulnerabilities, and more automatically. Alerts are delivered quickly and allow for teams to make the appropriate changes.

Barak tells TechCrunch, “At the end of the day, we provide a workflow platform that lets you automate workflows, as well as build internal tools for operating in the cloud. It is not just making sure it’s up and running. It’s also making sure it’s secure and making sure the costs are right, and so we realized that it’s essentially the same solution, having the same teams addressing multiple use cases.” 

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