An Investment in Knowledge
Pays the Best Interest

New Relic 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.

With New Relic CodeStream 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,, a social commerce platform acquired by Naspers,, one of the first online fantasy sports platforms, which was acquired by CBS, and acquired by IAC.

In 2018 CodeStream announced their inclusion in Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 batch. Investors include S28 Capital, PJC, and Brightstone. In 2021 CodeStream was acquired by New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR).

CodeStream in the News

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CodeStream wins the 2021 DEVIES Award for Best Coding Tool at the world's largest DevTech awards

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Why we are watching: The company offers a Google Docs-like system of commenting and making suggestions in codebases. This tool allows development teams to share and retain knowledge about their codebase in an intuitive way.

CodeStream: Google Docs for Code

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Whenever a developer adds a comment or other information (called a codemark), that knowledge is then shared along with the code it pertains to. This means that any developer working alongside that code at a later date can see that information.

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CodeStream's cloud-based service and IDE plugins help dev teams discuss, review, and understand code. Enhance your existing services by connecting them to your source tree, and capture knowledge about your codebase while streamlining existing workflows.

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According to the 2018 Stack Overflow developer survey, less than 20% of developers report using internal documentation when trying to address coding issues at work. In fact, some report spending as much as 75% of their time trying to understand the code they inherited, which is often poorly documented

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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.

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The rise of Slack and other chat platforms has changed the way employees communicate and digest information. 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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Discussing code and collaborating can be difficult which is why it doesn't happen often enough, particularly with developers working remotely.

Schedule a personal demo with our product team and see how facilitating code discussion can boost your team's productivity and improve the quality of your code base.

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