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TECHCRUNCH | APRIL 13, 2018

PullRequest pulls in $8M Series A just months after scoring seed round

PullRequest has been on a whirlwind lately, but it’s the kind that any startup would likely welcome. The company was in Y Combinator last August just trying to learn the startup ropes. By December it had scored a $2.3 million seed round — and it’s keeping it going.

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FORTUNE | April 16, 2018

Term Sheet -- Monday April 16

PullRequest, an Austin-based code review platform, raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Google’s Gradient Ventures.

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AXIOS | April 16, 2018

Pro Rata: Monday April 16

PullRequest, an Austin, Texas-based code reviewing platform, raised $8 million in Series A funding. Gradient Ventures led, and was joined by fellow return backers YC, Fika Ventures, Lynett Capital and Defy Partners.

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BUILT IN AUSTIN | APRIL 13, 2018

Google's VC arm, Y Combinator send $8M to Austin's PullRequest

Before a developer’s freshly shipped code is released into production, a review must take place to ensure security and identify any issues or bugs. An imperative step, these code reviews conducted by other developers can often stall the shipping process — leading to technical debt and time lost.

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AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL | APRIL 13, 2018

Google leads $8M funding for Austin's PullRequest, to make software coders' lives easier

PullRequest Inc., an Austin-based startup that helps software coders catch bugs in their programs before they're released, has raised $8 million to hire more people and to develop new products.

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TECHVIBES | APRIL 12, 2018

PullRequest Raises $8 Million Series A Led by Google’s Gradient Ventures

PullRequest, a platform for code review as a service, has raised $8 million in a Series A financing led by Google’s Gradient Ventures, with participation from existing investors Y Combinator, Fika Ventures, Lynett Capital, and Defy Partners.

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TECHCRUNCH | DECEMBER 7, 2017

PullRequest pulls in $2.3M seed round led by Google Gradient Ventures

PullRequest, a Y Combinator Summer 17 graduate, announced a $2.3 million seed round today led by Google’s new AI fund, Gradient Ventures. The Slack Fund, Fika Ventures, Defy Ventures, Lynett Capital, FundersClub and Joe Montana’s Liquid2 Ventures also participated. The company has been concentrating on providing code review as a service, a task that often gets lost in today’s high-speed agile development cycles.

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BUILT IN AUSTIN | JANUARY 16, 2018

Built In Austin's 50 Startups to Watch in 2018

For our annual 50 startups to watch list, we’re taking a look at 50 local companies founded in the last five years that we think are poised to make an impression. They’ve got the ideas, the talent and the tech to usher Austin’s startup ecosystem into new levels of success — in 2018 and beyond.

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FORTUNE | DECEMBER 12, 2017

Term Sheet -- Tuesday, December 12

PullRequest, an Austin, Texas-based online code reviewing services company, raised $2.3 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include Gradient Ventures.

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AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL | DECEMBER 11, 2017

In the money Dec. 11: Five Central Texas companies collect more than $18 million

PullRequest Inc., an Austin startup that provides code review as a service, obtained roughly $2.3 million in seed funding. Google Inc.'s dedicated artificial-intelligence fund, Gradient Ventures, led the round.

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TECHVIBES | AUGUST 29, 2017

Canadian Entrepreneur Showcases New Startup at Y Combinator Demo Day

Lyal Avery is at it again. Not long after his last company Playerize was acquired by Perk in 2015, Avery caught the entrepreneur bug. Now he's back in the game with PullRequest. PullRequest, which recently earned accolades from TechCrunch for an impressive performance at Y Combinator’s latest Demo Day.

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TECHCRUNCH | AUGUST 22, 2017

The top 7 startups from Y Combinator S'17 Demo Day 1

A stem cell cryobank, self-flying personal planes and an augmented reality data platform were amongst the highlights of the prestigious Y Combinator startup accelerator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day part 1.

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TECHCRUNCH | AUGUST 21, 2017

All 50 startups from Y Combinator's Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinator‘s 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school’s twice-yearly graduation event compose YC’s largest batch from its 12.5 years running.

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TECHCRUNCH | AUGUST 9, 2017

PullRequest wants to be your company code reviewer

PullRequest is a startup with a twist on the on-demand economy. It wants to be your company code checker. It takes care of finding code review experts, who can check for bugs, security issues, coding standards and performance problems.

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