The Codeship team is set to grow after raising $2.6 million in venture funding.
The Codeship team is set to grow after raising $2.6 million in venture funding.

Techstars Boston alum Codeship has closed a $2.6 million funding round that will help it hire as many as eight employees and pay for new office space here in the Hub.

Sigma Prime Ventures led the round, with additional backing by Boston Seed Capital, Devonshire Investors, and angels.

Codeship helps software companies automate their application updating processes, speeding up the time it takes to get the latest versions of apps into the hands of users.

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Many small software firms can only release updates occasionally — once per week, maybe — which puts them at a disadvantage when competing against the big guys. Codeship enables them to update continuously.

“Software companies have to be really, really fast,” said chief executive Moritz Plassnig. “The faster you are at innovating and improving your product, the more successful you are.”

Codeship participated in the Techstars program last spring. Five of the six team members have since moved back to their native Austria (you can’t live at Krash forever), leaving only Plassnig in Boston.

Now, Codeship is looking for a local workspace to fill with Plassnig and four new hires. The plan is to keep development in Vienna and add about four employees there, too.