LogDNA raises $25 million to simplify server data logging

By Kyle Wiggers

Developers have to contend with a firehose of log data every day — terabytes, in some cases. It’s enough to bring even the nimblest of DevOps teams to a crawl, particularly when something goes wrong. Entrepreneurs Chris Nguyen and Lee Liu set out to address the information overload five years ago with LogDNA, a Mountain View startup that emerged out of an internal tool they’d built for a previous company. LogDNA’s eponymous analytics suite is now used by more than 2,000 customers and tens of thousands of users, growth that’s boosted revenue five times over the previous year. This growth has attracted a throng of investors led by Emergence Capital, which contributed toward a $25 million series B funding round announced today. Y Combinator and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital also participated.