Swimm raises $27.6 Million to repair developers’ love/hate relationship with documentation

The Israeli startup is now in an open beta, which gives teams free access to get started with Swimm’s capabilities

Swimm raises $27.6 Million to repair developers’ love/hate relationship with documentation

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Swimm, the company making continuous documentation an integral part of the development lifecycle, announced a $27.6 million Series A funding round to enable engineering teams to create documentation that is always up to date. 

The round, which brings Swimm’s total funding to $33.3 million, was led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with participation from Dawn Capital, alongside existing seed investors Pitango First and TAU Ventures. With this latest investment, the company also announced the launch of an open beta, which grants free access to any team that wants to use Swimm’s platform to create continuous documentation and promote development velocity and agility.

According to a recent Google report, teams with high-quality documentation saw their software delivery and operational performance improve by a factor of 2.4 — yet only 1 in 4 developers reported having access to documentation of this caliber. Using Swimm’s technology, teams can radically simplify the process of creating, finding and maintaining relevant documentation as part of the existing development workflows.

Swimm makes sure that documentation is always up-to-date by introducing “live” code snippets that auto-sync with changes to the codebase. The platform also gives developers access to documentation like tutorials, guides and walkthroughs in a secure Web App — or right inside their current development environment, with support for VS code and JetBrains IDEs — and provides a Github app that automatically verifies that documents are up to date, making Swimm’s integration in the development cycle seamless.

“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,” said Oren Toledano, CEO and Co-founder of Swimm. “By allowing developers to effortlessly create and maintain documentation, as well as improving discoverability, Swimm becomes an impactful and powerful tool for teams.”

“We are happy to help teams of all sizes share knowledge more efficiently. Whether it’s Unicorns, like Orca Security, up and coming startups or open source projects, all have a need for code-related information to flow freely across the team and organization,” said Omer Rosenbaum, CTO and Co-founder of Swimm. “Swimm enables developers to understand code and quickly contribute to the team. By lowering entry barriers, we can allow a more diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds and levels of experience to take part and make coding more inclusive in the process.”

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