ZeroTurnAround raises $5 million in Series B funding

By | July 8, 2015

On Tuesday, ZeroTurnAround, a developer productivity tool startup, has secured $5 million in Series B funding led by Bain Capital Ventures along with Western Technology Investment. It raises the total funding received by the company since its inception to $15 million.


Founded in 2007 and based in Massachusetts, startup ZeroTurnAround is an award-winning developer productivity tools provider. The tools help in changing the way the software is created, enabling teams to build, inspect and eliminate errors from software quicker and with less downtime. JRebel, the company’s pioneer product allows the developers to make changes to class structure and resource and framework configuration files without restarting and redeploying the application. Currently, more than 4000 enterprise teams and 36 of the Fortune 100 companies use products from ZeroTurnAround to bring quality software to market quicker.


Founder and CEO of ZeroTurnAround Jevgeni Kabanov, “We are passionate about taking away the frustrations and time draining activities that impede developer productivity and performance each and every day.” The startup plans to use the new capital to widen its products range by innovating JRebel and XRebel.  Also, it plans to taking measures to expand to more platforms including Android which will increase the productivity of the startup’s tools into the mobile space to simplify the work of the developers.

“Java is the programming languages of choice for 9 million developers and it drives many of the world’s business systems as well as more than 7 billion devices,” said Ben Holzman, managing director and co-head of the software practice of Bain Capital Ventures. “ZeroTurnAround has built a tremendously successful business by solving some of the biggest challenges in the daily lives of developers. As the usage of Java continues to expand, ZeroTurnAround will continue to innovate and usher in the next 20 years of enterprise adoption.”

In 2013, the startup’s Developer Productivity Report showed that code quality major depended on the tools available to developers. Actually ony 10% of all project gets completed without bugs and 60% without a critical bug. It encouraged automated functional testing and joining up with developers to review other work when finalizing steps. The startup has recently joined hands with major cloud providers like IBM, Red Hat, SAP and AWS to simplify development and testing in the cloud.