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Docker

App development platform

501-1000 employees
  • B2B
  • Internal tools
  • SaaS
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Computing
China Basin, San Francisco, CA

Company mission

To increase the time developers spend on innovation, and decrease the time they spend on everything else.

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47% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Docker supplies a hub and desktop solution to simplify the workflow of app development teams. Originally known for popularising the idea of containerising software, it saw itself outpaced by Kubernetes. However, the company has identified a problem with the growing complexity of containerisation, with some apps consisting of dozens or even hundreds of containers - which is what it now addresses.

Docker has had a difficult time in the recent past, with 2019 seeing it sell off its enterprise business, reduce its workforce by hundreds, and change its leadership team. As a well known brand and ecosystem for containerisation, however, it aims to lure developers back to its product as well as to take advantage of the growing global demand for app development.

Returning to focus on developers rather than large companies was certainly a gamble, but one that seems to have paid off. The company has returned to profitability and raised Series C funding in 2022, which is cited to fund hiring new talent, ramping up its business, and continuing to develop and refine its product.

Benefits

  • 100% company paid medical premiums for employees and dependents
  • Quarterly Hackathons
  • Flexible Time Off Policy
  • “Whaleness” Days — At least 1 company wide day off per month
  • Employer Paid Holidays
  • Generous Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Home Office Set Up Budget
  • Monthly Technology Stipend
  • Training Allowances
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Virtual and In-Person Social Events
  • Docker Swag
  • Virtual Coffee with Co-Workers

Company values

  • Humility - We give credit rather than seeking it. We’re always open to feedback and correction. We don’t assign blame when something goes wrong, but learn from it together
  • Developer Obsession - We understand developers, we put developers’ priorities first, and we never get in their way. We succeed by making developers happy and productive
  • Open Collaboration - We’re very open internally about what’s going on, good and bad. Almost all documents and conversations are visible to everyone. Transparency is key. We help each other’s teams and departments, rather than building our own empires
  • Bias for Considered Action - We don’t do things carelessly or without thinking, but we want to move fast, and we encourage our employees to act proactively and autonomously. We prefer to take action sooner, and iterate or correct as necessary. Experiments are good

Funding (last 2 of 10 rounds)

Mar 2022

$105m

SERIES C

Mar 2021

$23m

SERIES B

$497.9m

Total funding

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Founders

Scott Johnston

(CEO, not founder)

Has been COO and CPO with Docker prior to CEO role. Before that was VP, Marketing & Product at Puppet and a Venture Partner at Alloy Ventures.

Diversity & Inclusion at Docker

  • Docker embraces diversity and we’re wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in promoting diversity across our organization. We’re dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living, and we assure every Docker employee the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.
  • Current Employee Groups (with more to come!): Women ERG, Mental Health ERG, DEI Council

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