Press Coverage

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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TemplarBit | June 16, 2018

The Engineering Hangout with Lyal Avery: From developer to CEO

In this episode the Templarbit CEO and Co-Founder, Bjoern Zinssmeister interviews Lyal Avery, CEO and Co-Founder of

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Austin Chamber | May 24, 2018

Greater Austin Chamber Announces 21 Hottest Startups Of 2018

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce tonight, in conjunction with South by Southwest, revealed this year’s A-List of Hottest Startups. The A-List awards increase visibility for Austin’s most innovative startups. All startup companies, both tech and non-tech, at any stage are considered.

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VentureBeat | May 22, 2018

Slack Fund invests in 6 enterprise startups

Team communications chat app Slack today announced its Slack Fund invested in six new startups... The size of each investment was not disclosed. Since the fund was created two years ago it has provided early-stage financial support to nearly 40 businesses making services for Slack.

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Global Corporate Venturing | April 18, 2018

PullRequest passes series A review with $8m

Gradient Ventures, the Google unit that led coding review service PullRequest's December seed round, returned to do the same for its series A.

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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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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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Austin Inno | April 13, 2018

Y Combinator Alum PullRequest Raises $2.3M from Google’s AI Fund

The round was led by Gradient Ventures, a new AI fund created by Google. Other investors included The Slack Fund, Fika Ventures, Lynett Capital, FundersClub, Defy Ventures and Liquid2 Ventures, created by former NFL star Joe Montana.

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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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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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