Our mission is to help technology companies achieve better results.
Semaphore is trusted and used in over 100 countries by SMBs, growing startups, and Fortune 500 companies.
Meet the founders
In 2011, two developers — Darko Fabijan and Marko Anastasov — grew tired of slow continuous integration tools. They dreamed of creating projects without the customary beads of sweat, and releasing updates without hours of waiting. They knew they could do better, so they did. A year later, they released Semaphore, a product that enabled any developer to have a working CI/CD process in minutes.
Semaphore is trusted by the world’s best engineering teams
Here’s how we run
We have a humble conviction that we can accomplish anything through iteration. We do the smallest thing possible, ship it as quickly as possible, get feedback, learn from it, improve or adjust course, rinse, repeat. Speed matters in business. Learning is best done through doing. Most decisions are reversible. We avoid analysis-paralysis and don’t get stuck in the details. When faced with a big task or a problem, we solve it by “getting real”: we smartly separate what must be done well now and what can be improved later.
We believe that simple technology, design, and service win. We fight entropy by always finding ways to simplify. Rules exist if they make our lives simpler and are absent if they would make it more complicated. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Autonomy is required to feel motivated at work, along with mastery of the craft and purpose of the job. Each team member needs to be largely self-managed, without a need for daily management check-ins to achieve their goals. When possible, we give people and teams the freedom and responsibility to make a decision and hold them accountable for that, instead of imposing rules and approval processes.
Our default approach to information sharing is to make it transparent early on, with the right context. Habitual knowledge sharing supports continuous improvement across the company. We trust team members to do the right thing—and to ask questions when unsure—instead of having rigid rules. Finally, we trust that we will do what we promised to each other and to our customers.
Having embraced the principles of remote work, we are a 100% remote team working from diverse countries. Getting together remains an important part of our culture. Here are some snapshots from our yearly retreats.🤗
Join our team
Build an industry-defining product with a great team. At Semaphore, we’re building a platform that makes development teams move faster. Join us!