An Investment in Knowledge
Pays the Best Interest

CodeStream builds the knowledge base behind your codebase.

Today, understanding source code consumes up to 75% of an average developer’s time, while fewer than 20% of developers use internal tools to learn about the codebase they were hired to work on. Information and knowledge about a typical codebase is either buried in an array of fragmented tools and services, such as Github pull requests and JIRA tickets, or in inaccessible discussions that scrolled off of Slack and MS Teams streams long ago. With today’s general purpose communication tools so ill-suited for discussing and sharing source code, developers are largely on their own in figuring out the right path forward.

As discussed in detail in our master plan, CodeStream is addressing these challenges by:
  • Making it easier for developers to talk about code, so they do it more often.
  • Capturing those conversations within your source tree, making it more understandable.
  • Connecting your tool output to your source tree, retaining critical information about your code.
  • Improving the way your team works by connecting thoughts, ideas, and activity to software implementation specifics, so your code is better understood, easier to change, and faster to market.

Armed with a true knowledge base for their codebase, new developers get up to speed sooner, everyone’s questions are answered and problems resolved faster, and higher quality code gets written with less technical debt.

Company Background

CodeStream was founded in 2017 by CEO Peter Pezaris along with a core management team who has been working together for 23 years and have been collectively responsible for 5 exits. Projects included Glip, a team collaboration platform acquired by RingCentral, Multiply.com, a social commerce platform acquired by Naspers, Commissioner.com, one of the first online fantasy sports platforms, which was acquired by CBS, and Ask.com acquired by IAC.

In 2018 CodeStream announced their inclusion in Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 batch. Investors include S28 Capital, PJC, and Brightstone.

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CodeStream in the News

8 Companies From YC Winter 2018

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CodeStream is team chat for developers, built directly into your source code editor. For the first time, developers can discuss code where they code. Early reaction to CodeStream has been overwhelmingly positive. During the first public presentation of the product at Developer Week In Oakland CA last month, over 400 companies signed up to try the product.

NYC Seed Funding Holds Steady as 208 Draws to a Close

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The rise of Slack and other chat platforms has changed the way employees communicate and digest information. June.ai is doubling down on this trend by transforming all email communication into a chat-like experience to increase employee engagement, while CodeStream is inserting chat capabilities directly into codebases.

CodeStream, Inc. Announced Today the Completion of its Seed Round of Financing, Led by s28 Capital

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New York City, November 19, 2018 — CodeStream, Inc. announced today that it has raised $3.2M in seed capital to develop and market its toolset for software developers. The investment was led by S28 Capital with participation by PJC. Additional investors include Y Combinator, Steve Sordello, Mark Stein and David Carlick.

CodeStream wants to move developer chat straight to the source code

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There are tons of services out there from Slack to Jira that are designed to help developers communicate with one another about code issues, but there is a surprising dearth of tools that have been purpose-built to provide communication capabilities right in the IDE where developers work. CodeStream, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018, aims to fix that.

CodeStream lets you collaborate and talk directly in VS Code

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Adding comments to your code is nothing new. But what if you could @-mention your co-workers and start a thread about a specific part of your code? Meet CodeStream, a Y Combinator-backed startup that wants to do just that.

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