Honeycomb Blog

Raising Money To Bring You More, Better Observability!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed an $11.5M Series A round with our friends at e.ventures, Storm, NextWorld, and Merian! It’s been a wild ride since we launched back in April of 2017. As we continue to grow at a rapid pace, it’s time to hire way more people and get some more hands (and hearts and heads) to help build Honeycomb. Giving THANKS THANKS to all the customers that have placed their confidence in us, all the new people who have joined our team, and to everyone in the community that’s been helping us build a better Honeycomb…

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Observations on the Enterprise of Hiring

Almost everybody hates interviewing. You aren’t wrong to hate it: interviewing is fucking broken, in ways that tear you down and rob you of your self-respect and your will to live.

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Honeycomb Values, 2018

This past week was a big one for us here at the hive–we completed our quarterly review/planning process, and while we were all together we reviewed our company values statements and made some adjustments. We’re quite small now, and as we grow we know that some of our values will require review and improvements to clarity in terms of intent and execution–so we expect to revisit these value statements repeatedly in the coming years. We’re posting these publicly so that folks looking to join us will have further perspective of what it means to be a Honeycomber, and also to…

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Honeycomb: The Year Bee-hind Us

As 2017 comes to a close, Honeycomb is also coming up on our 2nd anniversary as a Real Company™. It seems like a doubly-good time to reflect on the events of the past year, so strap in and join me as I bumble (haw!) along and share this year’s notable events 🙂 January Kicking the year off right–as though we’d been saving up for the new year, we shipped three things in January! We: released the much-anticipated Triggers feature so you can get notifications when your data meet criteria you define, encouraged you to share your work with public permalinks,…

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Honeycomb Launch!

Many many of you have been asking when we’ll be “launched”, in “production”, taking “money”, or “GA”. Well, here you go! 🙂 A big THANKS to all our early users, our first paying customers, investors who’ve taken a chance on us, and every person who’s taken the time to write code or words to help us along! Honeycomb Announces the First Event Driven Debugging Product for Modern Software Empowering engineering teams to truly understand how their software works in production San Francisco, CA – April 11, 2017 – Honeycomb announces general availability of its flagship event driven debugging product. Built…

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Welcome to Honeycomb

Hello friends! It’s been about seven months since our first day of work, when we first said “hi” and asked for your feedback. We now have a new name, a real office, and the actual glimmerings of a real product. Holy crap! We’ve been partnering with some early users and building off their experiences for a while, and it’s time for the next step. Next Monday, August 15th, we will start accepting signups. (Not open signups, we’re not nuts.) If you’re interested, please skim the docs and blog posts and think about whether we’re a good fit for your problems…

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Hello world

We are incredibly excited to announce the start of our new venture. Our mission is to empower engineering teams to make decisions faster using real data. The pace of innovation for application developers has accelerated over the past few years, and so has the complexity and composability of infrastructure. But when it comes to understanding and debugging those systems, we are still in the horse-and-buggy days. There is an urgent need for more flexibility, power, and speed. We have decades of combined experience building and operating Internet systems that run the gamut of size and scale. With Honeycomb, we are…

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