Introducing Metronome

Feb 1, 2022
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Kevin Liu & Scott Woody

We’re delighted to introduce Metronome, billing infrastructure that helps companies launch, iterate, and scale their usage-based business models. We’ve spent the last two years building it, and we can’t wait to share our work with you.

At Metronome, we believe that usage-based models are critical to the future of software. They bring flexibility and expressiveness to pricing and better alignment with customers. Unfortunately, today’s rigid billing systems already struggle to keep up with simple pricing models, let alone complex usage-based models rooted in vast amounts of data. As a result, usage-based billing—and its benefits—have remained inaccessible and difficult to adopt.

We spoke with hundreds of companies that wanted to change their pricing after being inspired by the success of organizations like Snowflake, Twilio, and AWS. Unfortunately, many of those companies realized that they couldn’t afford the immense resources required to build and maintain flexible and reliable billing infrastructure at scale. Instead, they had no choice but to deal with rigid systems that actively hampered growth while still requiring heavy staffing and manual intervention.

We founded Metronome to close the gap of effort required for world-class billing.

We’re proud that Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, and founders and operators from leading usage-based companies like Snowflake, Databricks, HashiCorp, Confluent, Plaid, and Twilio Segment, believe in our mission and participated in our Seed and Series A. We’re also thrilled to welcome Martin Casado, a successful founder and one of the preeminent investors in Silicon Valley, as a new addition to our board. Our $30 million Series A, which brings our total amount raised to over $35 million, ensures our independence and gives us the resources we need to build an enduring company.

But we’re even more proud that fast-growing companies like Cockroach Labs, Starburst, Cribl, and Truework have trusted us to power their business models. Metronome helps them effortlessly scale their businesses and frees their teams to focus on their most valuable opportunities.

At Metronome, we’re committed to building the best-in-class billing platform for software businesses. If you’re curious and want to learn more about what that looks like, we’ve written a more detailed blog post explaining that in depth. And if our mission resonates with you and you’re interested in joining our incredible team or having a conversation with us, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.