Our mission is to make monitoring effortless for DevOps & Operations teams

Our story

Outlyer was founded in October 2013 by DevOps engineers who had been in charge of monitoring at several large SaaS companies. Just like the 60 companies we spoke to, we were disgruntled by needing six months to build proper monitoring, using tools that did not scale nor allow for adoption outside of the operations team.

We knew the value of monitoring done right, so we set out to build Outlyer: the only true self-service monitoring platform that enables agility at scale, supports microservices, and builds collaboration between dev and ops. Outlyer is used by world-class DevOps teams at Salesforce, Moz and the BBC.

We continue to monitor differently, innovating at a rapid pace, and empowering our customers to become Outlyers in their respective industries.



Dataloop.IO became Outlyer



Launched a deep AWS integration


Moved HQ to San Francisco, California


Raised $5MM Series A funding led by Battery Ventures and Open Ocean


Introduced our revolutionary account model, enabling first true self-service monitoring on the market



DOXLON goes international with the inaugural DOXSFO Meetup


Started onboarding first customers in private beta



Raised our first seed round led by Forward Partners and several prominent UK Angel investors


Joined first batch of startups in London’s Microsoft Venture Accelerator


Founded DOXLON (DevOps Exchange London), now the world’s largest DevOps Meetup



Dataloop.IO founded in London, UK

Our super values

We think in agile Be efficient and effective.

We’re authentic in our efforts Be real in communication, with limited bull.

We challenge the status quo Be brave to do what's best not what's easy.

We’re transparent Be honest and open to each other and our customers.

We are outliers Be different and bold to stand out from the rest.

Our Board

David Gildeh David Gildeh CEO & Co-Founder

Colin Hemmings Colin Hemmings CTO & Co-Founder

Richard Muirhead Richard Muirhead Investor

John Powell John Powell Investor

Neeraj Agrawal Neeraj Agrawal Investor

Our Investors

Outlyer is supported by some of the world’s leading VC firms and angel investors who have collectively built leading Enterprise SaaS businesses and DevOps tools for some of the world’s leading Online Services.