Cortex is a startup that helps engineering teams get improved visibility into the Rube Goldberg machine that is their microservices architecture and improve their overall development practices around it. Today the company announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital, which led the company’s $2.5 million seed round.

Cortex says it experienced 10x customer growth since its launch in May 2021. Current customers include the likes of Grammarly, 8×8 and Rappi.

The  mission of the company is to build a system of record for engineering teams — or at least those that adopt modern development practices. The services catalog is at the heart of what Cortex does and it was also the first product the team launched. Now it is starting to build out its features around this catalog. Cortex co-founder and CTO Ganesh Datta said:

“We very quickly realized that once you have all these microservices being tracked in this catalog, you can do some interesting things there.”

The goal is to give engineering leaders insights into the quality of their services, but also to help the engineers themselves understand what services are available and what their status is.

With today’s announcement, the company is also launching its Service Creation tool. It gives developers a basic scaffold for new services based on their own templates.

Also new with today’s release are new team features to help improve cross-team collaboration and developer onboarding.

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