LaunchDarkly Rapidly Expands to 1000+ Customers and Is Now Serving 500 Billion Feature Flags Daily

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Oakland-based feature management company doubles its team and customer base in recent months, and releases major update to experimentation offering

Our new experimentation functionality is empowering DevOps teams to test new ideas quickly, eliminate the bad ones and deliver value to users much faster. When teams can easily and efficiently see the impact of new features, everyone wins.

LaunchDarkly, the leading feature management platform that software teams use to build better software faster, has doubled its customer base in recent months. Now working with over 1,000 customers globally, including Microsoft, fuboTV, and RyanAir, LaunchDarkly serves more than 500 billion feature flags each day.

2019 has been a breakout year for LaunchDarkly, both its team and customer base have doubled in less than a year. In March the company announced $44M in Series C funding, in September they opened offices in New York City, and soon will be expanding internationally with offices in London, UK. In addition to growing the team, the funds are being used to further develop the company’s feature management platform.

Feature management is an industry best practice of implementing feature flags at the core of software development practices. LaunchDarkly’s mission to empower all teams to deliver and control their software is realized through their feature management platform that enables teams to build better software, operate more reliable production systems, learn what users want, and empower anyone in an organization to control how users experience software.

LaunchDarkly customers use the feature management platform to reduce the time between ideation and getting new features in the hands of users, safely test and validate features before fully releasing them, launch new features without fear of introducing application instability, and empower teams across their organization (engineering or not) to control features in production.

LaunchDarkly also just released a major update to its experimentation offering that allows companies to more effectively test their best ideas with real users. Built for developers, by developers, the seamless workflows with full-stack capabilities enable teams to rapidly learn from their users.

“Our new experimentation functionality is empowering DevOps teams to test new ideas quickly, eliminate the bad ones and deliver value to users much faster,” said Edith Harbaugh, co-founder and CEO of LaunchDarkly. “When teams can easily and efficiently see the impact of new features, everyone wins.”

The company has seen when teams aren't inhibited by fear, they can collaborate more effectively, get feedback sooner, validate their ideas, and have control over the software they’re putting into the world.

“Feature flagging is a critical part of our development and release processes. Having LaunchDarkly has given our teams a central point of visibility and control over flags we have across web and mobile. Hypothesis-driven development is something we feel strongly about, and so we’re excited about recent updates to the Experimentation offering,” said Animoto’s VP of Engineering, Justin Cataldo.

This new product update and the rapidly changing software development industry will be further discussed at LaunchDarkly’s upcoming annual Trajectory conference in April 2020. The conference will be held in Oakland, California and creates a space for the software development community to discuss how modern teams can deliver more features faster, while eliminating the risks associated with rapid development practices. Announcements around the date and location will be made available at http://trajectoryconf.com in the coming weeks.

About LaunchDarkly
Founded in 2014 by Edith Harbaugh and John Kodumal, LaunchDarkly is the feature management platform that software teams use to build better software, faster with less risk. Development teams use feature management as a best practice to separate code deployments from feature releases. With LaunchDarkly, teams control their entire feature lifecycles from concept to launch to value. Serving over 500 billion feature flags a day, LaunchDarkly is used by teams like Atlassian, Microsoft, and CircleCI. Learn more at https://launchdarkly.com

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