As per the University of Cambridge research, developers spend a lot of time debugging rather than developing new features. This is what the Berlin-based SaaS tool Bird Eats Bug wants to address. The tool helps companies save time on technical issues with its no-code solution and integrations with popular issue trackers. Now, the company has raised funding to make it easier for companies to debug.
Investment from Nauta Capital
To make the debugging faster, the company has raised €1.5M funding in a round led by Nauta Capital. It has announced that the investment will be used to help teams report and fix bugs faster.
Dan Makarov, co-founder and CEO of Bird Eats Bug said: “Having tested demand for the tool, we now want to focus on technology that will provide engineers with new ways to debug and allow testers or product managers to report issues without the need to reproduce them first. We will also integrate the product with more issue trackers in addition to Jira, Linear, and Trello to further reduce manual work.”
Guillem Sague, Partner at Nauta Capital commented: “We were impressed by the quality of the product and the design at such an early stage. We love the fact that we are the first partner of these product-focused entrepreneurs.”
What does Bird Eats Bug do?
Bird Eats Bug’s SaaS tool allows even non-technical people to create data-rich bug reports that can save companies expensive engineering time. The users can capture a screen recording of the issue and the browser extension automatically augments it with valuable technical data such as console logs, network errors, browser information, etc.
These reports let software engineers find the cause of the problem faster and avoid unnecessary back-and-forth communications. With these data-rich bug reports, the Berlin company intends to save companies $312B a year.
Over 25,000 bugs reported!
Before this investment, Bird Eats Bug that was established in 2020 was self-funded by its co-founders – Francisco Lourenço, Jacky Chung and Dan Makarov. They have previously worked with Google, BCG Digital Ventures, and Rocket Internet.
Since its debut, the Bird Eats Bug browser extension has seen more than 25,000 bugs reported by over 500 companies, especially in the U.S. and Europe.