Manifold Connects Developers with Services Across Any Cloud

Startup enables developers to find, buy, and manage their favorite services—everything from email to data logging—without being locked into a single cloud.

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Manifold, a San Francisco-based startup dedicated to finding and managing essential services for software developers, has launched from stealth behind a $15 million Series A funding round.

The venture capital was raised by OMERS Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Version One Ventures and Amplify Partners. 

Manifold, which officially started business on Sept. 21, aims to redefine the developer services ecosystem with a platform that enables developers to find, buy, and manage their favorite services—everything from email to data logging—without being locked into a single cloud.

Using Manifold, developers are no longer restricted by the confines of any particular cloud, allowing them to create stacks tailored specifically for their project needs. Megaclouds, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google have their own preferred service providers for developers.

Manifold claims to provide an alternative to finding and managing the correct services for each project. The new platform was built for developers by developers who experienced, and were fed up with, the pain of the current developer services landscape.

The new VC funding will allow Manifold to build out its team, which already includes developers from Heroku, Salesforce, Red Hat and other developer focused companies, and to expand its roster of essential services.

“The modern development stack is complex,” CEO and co-founder Jevon MacDonald said. “Until now, there has been no easy way for developers to discover and manage the mix of services needed to create modern applications without resorting to the one-size-fits-all offerings of the monoclouds.

“This has stifled developer freedom and creativity, while also limiting the opportunity for innovative service providers looking to reinvent the way we build applications. Manifold has set out to change this, by providing a simple way for the best developers to connect with their favorite service providers.”

Manifold has created a seamless way to tap into the growing ecosystem of independent developer services across any cloud. The company is launching with the support of more than a dozen handpicked developer favorites, including Scout, Mailgun, LogDNA and RedisGreen.

With Manifold, developers can manage all of these services inside a single platform, streamlining the purchasing and management process, so they can focus on building their apps and not worry about provisioning.

To learn more about Manifold, go here.

Chris Preimesberger

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