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flox Introduces New Open Source Platform, Raises $27 Million Series A


flox, the company bringing the power of Nix to everyone, has raised $16.5 million in its Series A led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), bringing total funding to date to $27 million.

The company is also introducing its new open source flox platform and is expected to release its enterprise platform later this year. flox expands on Nix’s unique approach to package management and system configuration to provide convenience, collaboration and control throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). It is helping developers and enterprises realize the value of Nix with new and powerful capabilities by providing portable, fully-isolated development; test and production environments; a tailored catalog of software packages with flox; and tooling for managing the entire SDLC.

CEO Ron Efroni is a member of the NixOS Foundation board, and several team members are Nix contributors. With the goal of more widespread adoption of Nix, they will continue to contribute, support, and promote the Nix project and community.

flox was incubated at DESCOvery, the D. E. Shaw group’s venture studio, and its early backers include Addition and Hetz. Notable angel investors include Thomas Dohmke, CEO at Github; Guy Podjarny, founder of Snyk; and James Turnbull, former CTO at Microsoft for Startups and VP at Docker, currently CTO at Sotheby’s.

Developers can start using the flox open source platform. The enterprise version is expected later this year.