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bitHound Closes Over $2 Million in Seed Funding

bitHound Closes Over $2 Million in Seed Funding

Led by investor Michael Wekerle, along with BDC Capital and angel investors

Toronto, ON – November 24, 2014bitHound, the software analytics solution providing developers with the information required to deliver clean, efficient and maintainable code, announces the closing of over $2 million in seed funding to further accelerate the company’s impressive growth. The investment was led by Michael Wekerle of Difference Capital, along with BDC Capital and additional angel investors.

“It’s not hard to write code. But it is hard to write high-quality, maintainable software. Our goal is to become a trusted member of a development team, providing valuable insights and actionable recommendations leading to great software,” said Dan Silivestru, CEO of bitHound. “This funding will propel us further into creating a tool where developers can use real-time predictive analysis to create the best software possible.”

“bitHound is redefining the way developers and management work together, creating a tool that will foster conversation among developer teams,” said Michael Wekerle, co-founder and CEO of Difference Capital and one of the dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. “We are thrilled with the momentum the company is demonstrating and believe that bitHound is one of the rising startups that is paving the way for improved code quality and software analytics.”

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About bitHound

bitHound is a software analytics solution headquartered in Kitchener, ON. bitHound provides developers with the information required to deliver clean, efficient and maintainable software. bitHound offers developers valuable insights into their software projects and provides relevant actions to improve code quality. For more information on bitHound, please visit:

About Michael Wekerle

Described as "Mick Jagger meets Warren Buffett," Michael Wekerle is a rock star in the world of Canadian finance, having made many fortunes investing in tech and media companies. Most recently, he founded and was appointed CEO of the merchant banking firm Difference Capital.

Beware, there's no buttoned-down-businessman in Michael’s DNA. He's a heavily tattooed single dad to six children, loves fast cars and rock music and donates millions of dollars to a wide variety of philanthropic interests, ranging from hospitals and educational funds, to arts companies such as Opera Atelier. His entrepreneurial spirit, combined with his lavish lifestyle, celebrity friends and joie de vivre, have placed him uniquely at the top of both the society pages and the list of Canada's top power players.

About BDC

A subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), BDC Capital offers a full spectrum of specialized financing and investment solutions to help Canadian entrepreneurs achieve their full growth potential. With more than $1 billion under management, BDC Capital takes a strategic, patient approach to nurture companies’ development over the long term. From venture capital to equity to growth and transition capital, our team of over 100 experienced, local professionals partner with entrepreneurs to identify and meet their needs on flexible terms. Some of the sectors in which we specialize include IT, industrial/clean/energy technology, and healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @BDC_Capital.

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