Startup Spotlight: Jellyfish

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Startup Spotlight: Jellyfish

Written by
Ross Andrews

There are plenty of project management platforms, Monday.com, Trello, Atlassian, and the list goes on-and-on. Most of these platforms are built to be flexible and general project management tools to align sales, marketing, product and other teams. Engineering teams have different workflow demands yet they need to remain aligned with your customer teams and overall company initiatives. Enter Jellyfish and their Engineering Management Platform.

Founder & CEO Andrew Lau has led engineering teams at Yahoo, IBM and Microsoft and he has taken that experience to build a first of its kind project management platform built for engineering teams. Jellyfish is built to help engineering leaders better manage time and resources for engineering projects to make sure that teams are making the most efficient use of their time. Jellyfish also helps align business priorities with engineering tasks, do you need to upgrade infrastructure to support an influx in new customer demand? Are there bugs that is disrupting user experience? A new feature needs to be completed and tested? For startups, it is crucial for engineering leadership to make sure that their teams are tasked appropriately to complete these tasks and hit their deadlines.

Jellyfish also integrates into your DevOps tools like GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, PagerDuty, etc. This integration plus Jellyfishes patent pending AI allows for realtime analysis of what your engineering teams are working on so that leaderships can monitor and ensure that engineering resources are being used to meet company and critical initiatives.

Jellyfish raised a $12M Series A from Accel and Wing Venture Capital in May of 2020. With our new remote/distributed working dynamic, which looks like to some degree, might be here to stay, engineering teams will need a new generation of tools to help manage their projects and ensure what resources are being spent on what. With customer-facing teams and engineers being distributed, having a tool to help ensure that engineering and product roadmaps will be crucial to startups succeeding in our new normal.

We are excited to see what Andrew and team have in store for Jellyfish next but new and innovative tools for distributed engineering teams is here to stay.

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