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LightStep is a company offering a platform for reliability and performance analysis of systems and software. It monitors the object, analyzes transactions, measures performance, and tracks the root causes of system failures. The platform enables users to make root cause analysis, optimize continuous integration and delivery pipelines, and improve the performance and sustainability of the system.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)108
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Key People/Management at LightStep

Ben Sigelman

Ben Sigelman

CEO and Cofounder, Board Member
Ben Cronin

Ben Cronin

COO and Cofounder
Tyrone Anderson

Tyrone Anderson

VP of Customer Success
Rob Benson

Rob Benson

VP of Engineering, Product, and Design
Jen Hugo

Jen Hugo

VP of Finance
Richard Klein

Richard Klein

VP of Sales
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LightStep Office Locations

LightStep has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
525 Market St #3050, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US
101 Green St #500, San Francisco
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LightStep Financials and Metrics

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LightStep total Funding

$70 m

LightStep latest funding size

$41 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

LightStep investors

LightStep's latest funding round in December 2018 was reported to be $41 m. In total, LightStep has raised $70 m
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LightStep Cybersecurity Score

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LightStep Online and Social Media Presence

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LightStep Company Culture

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LightStep News and Updates

LightStep Adds Distributed Tracing For All

Distributing tracing company LightStep releases LightStep Tracing product for individual teams.

New study shows rapid growth in microservices adoption among enterprises

Enterprise adoption of the microservices approach to software development is growing rapidly and practically all those that have embraced the technology so far expect it to become their default application architecture. That’s according to a new report from Dimensional Research Inc. on behalf of Lig…

LightStep Blogs

Introducing Snapshot Analyzer: Interactive Investigations for Deep Systems

Distributed tracing generates a stream of rich, contextual data. But as systems grow in scale and complexity, it can be challenging to navigate through thousands of traces to quickly find answers to performance questions. When things are on fire, how do you know if your hypothesis is a good one? To …

Tracing in Angular: How to Get Started

Angular is a very opinionated front end framework that utilizes Typescript. It provides a ton of useful tools like a built in HttpClient library, routing, etc. Because it’s opinionated, dropping in javascript libraries can be challenging, unless you understand these opinions and their intentions. We…

Why You Should Have a Platform Team

The fundamental role of a platform team is to increase developer velocity. They do this in, primarily, two ways. Platform teams lessen the cognitive load for developers to interact with production systems and they optimize common developer activities. Developers end up able to make bigger changes mo…

OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 7

In this (and future) posts, you can find the latest news and updates from the OpenTelemetry project. We also plan to share information about relevant events, community activities, and awesome articles. Four new members have been added to the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee this week, so be sure t…

Stepping It Up! LightStep Feature Updates – October 2019

Sure, we’re big on new features — like easy migration from Zipkin and Jaeger, Instrumentation Scoring, and Workflow Links — but we’re also improving LightStep by pushing small improvements all the time, many of them based on your feedback. Every month in this post, we’ll show you the latest enhancem…

Understanding Tracer Performance with LightStep Benchmarks

One of my favorite things about LightStep is helping to mentor the next generation of developers through our internship programs. These students bring clear eyes and novel solutions to technically challenging areas of our product. Over the summer, my team had the opportunity to work with one of our …
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LightStep Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was LightStep founded?

    LightStep was founded in 2015.

  • Who are LightStep key executives?

    LightStep's key executives are Ben Sigelman, Ben Cronin and Tyrone Anderson.

  • How many employees does LightStep have?

    LightStep has 108 employees.

  • Who are LightStep competitors?

    Competitors of LightStep include Mile Two, Cloudingo and ThousandEyes.

  • Where is LightStep headquarters?

    LightStep headquarters is located at 525 Market St #3050, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are LightStep offices?

    LightStep has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does LightStep have?

    LightStep has 2 offices.