Metrist Raises $5.5 Million

Metrist, a startup that helps IT teams stay on top of outages among the many cloud services they use to run their own applications, announced that it has raised a $5.5 million seed round from Heavybit, Morado Ventures and PagerDuty co-founder Alex Solomon and StatusPage co-founders Scott and Steve Klein. The overall idea behind Metrist is pretty straightforward, allowing companies to easily communicate issues with their services to their users. More than anything else, Metrist wants to become the trusted neutral player that buyers and vendors can refer to when they discuss outages.