By Chad Byers, General Partner and Co-founder at Susa Ventures
Susa Ventures is excited to announce our Seed and Series A investment in Better Stack, a European-based startup building a powerful stack of observability tools, making it easier to ship better and more reliable software faster. We led the unannounced Seed in 2019, with participation from fellow Susa founder Ryan Peterson, CEO & Founder of Flexport, and we’re excited to continue our partnership in the Series A alongside Creandum, K5 Global, Credo Ventures, Lachy Groom, Michael Stoppelman, Emil Eifrem, Zach Sims, Madhu Muthukumar and many others.
Susa believes that technology is the lifeblood of progress, broadly defined. It is through technology that we can improve the lives of every human through advancements in healthcare, global trade, financial opportunity and more. Many of these advancements will be through software; therefore, making software easier to build is one of the greatest opportunities of our lifetimes. Better Stack’s mission is to help developers in building a better internet by making powerful observability tools that are beautifully designed and a joy to use. Making it easier to ship better and more reliable software faster.
Better Stack combines monitoring, logging, incident management, status pages, and more into a single platform. It’s roughly 10x cheaper yet 10–100x faster than the alternatives and customers are able to keep data in hot storage for longer, thanks to the ClickHouse database. It’s intuitive to use for engineering teams as it leverages SQL for data querying. Lastly, Better Stack’s focus on Figma-like collaboration allows developers to work together in real-time.
Since its launch in 2021, Better Stack is now used by over 70,000 developers and 1,400+ customers. Teams from enterprises including ESET, Decathlon, Time.com, and Accenture; startups like Brave and Drata already rely on Better Stack.
We’re excited to deepen our partnership with Juraj, Veronika, and the entire Better Stack team.