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BuildBuddy Achieves SOC 2 Certification

George Li

George Li

Head of Sales @ BuildBuddy

Our mission at BuildBuddy is to help developers be more productive. It's our highest priority to make sure that your data is safe so that you can focus on what matters: building your product.

Today, we’re excited to share that BuildBuddy has achieved SOC 2 certification.

The audit was conducted by The Cadence Group, compliance specialists who have performed SOC reporting examinations for some of the largest software companies in the world. Our certification means that we adhere to the highest standards of security, processing integrity, and risk management.

Our SOC 2 Report outlines how we encrypt our customer’s data, control access to our systems, scan for vulnerabilities, respond to incidents, and more.

In addition to completing our SOC 2 audit, we've partnered with Vanta to continuously monitor our SOC 2 compliance and ensure that the security practices we've put in place are being followed.

We’re happy to discuss our security policies in more detail or send over a copy of our SOC 2 report. Please feel free to reach out to us at for more information!

Welcoming George Li, Head of Sales

Siggi Simonarson

Siggi Simonarson

Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

To fulfill our mission of bringing the world's best developer tools to every company, we're building a team that's ready to work with the world's best enterprises. That's why we're excited to share today that George Li is joining BuildBuddy to lead our enterprise sales efforts as our Head of Sales.

George joins us from Looker where he served as Head of APAC Sales Engineering. He joined Google Cloud through their acquisition of Looker in February, having helped the company grow to a $2.6B valuation.

We look forward to working alongside George to build the future of developer tools.

Welcome to BuildBuddy, George!

BuildBuddy joins Y Combinator

Siggi Simonarson

Siggi Simonarson

Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

If you've hung out around developers for any extended period --- you've probably heard "my code is compiling" as an excuse from them when they're slacking off and browsing Hacker News.

"Compiling" via XKCD

Slow, flaky builds waste hours of developer time --- leading to slow dev refresh cycles and unhappy, unproductive engineers. This is the problem we're solving at BuildBuddy.

BuildBuddy is a managed Bazel build system. It brings a Google-style development environment and 10x faster builds to any company.

We're excited to share that we've been accepted into Y Combinator and have been participating in their Winter 2020 batch. Here's a photo from our first batch dinner where the founders of Airbnb (YC Winter 2009) told us stories about their YC experience:

Airbnb founders speak at our first batch dinner via Gustaf Alstromer

We're excited to share more about BuildBuddy in the coming months. If you intrigued and want to learn more --- feel free to shoot us an email at

Meet BuildBuddy

Siggi Simonarson

Siggi Simonarson

Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

BuildBuddy is a managed Bazel build system --- it brings a Google-style development environment to any company in minutes.

The first product we've built is an open-core Bazel build log viewer. It consumes the Bazel build event protocol and makes logs accessible through a user-friendly web UI. If you're familiar with Google's Sponge tool - it's basically an open source version of that. It's available in 3 forms:

  • Open source - You can find the core product open source and free to use with an MIT license on Github.
  • Cloud hosted - We also offer a cloud hosted version of the product at Plans range from a free version for personal use to an enterprise version suited for companies with complex needs.
  • On-prem - We offer an enterprise version of the product that you can run on-premises or in your own cloud. This version comes with all the bells and whistles - like dashboards, user accounts, and dedicated support.

The Bazel build log viewer is just the start. We're working on a shared build cache, remote build execution, and more.

Our end goal is to take the pain out of managing Bazel, so you can focus on building your product.

Reach out to us at if you're interested, we'd love to chat!