We began with the goal of making monitoring truly proactive — not reactive. At Blue Matador, we provide peace of mind for DevOps professionals by enabling them to proactively monitor their infrastructure for the first time.

The Blue Matador Story

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Blue Matador began in June 2016 to help SysAdmins and DevOps teams maintain and optimize systems against downtime — allowing them to address potential issues on their own schedule, not just react to them.

Matthew Barlocker, CEO and founder, tells the story himself:

I hate when software doesn't work. As an end user, it means I can't shop at my preferred sites or read my favorite blogs. And as a system administrator, it means interrupted vacations and sleepless nights.

Downtime especially affected the birth of my third son, Noah. In the hospital, I received a call from Lucid Software where I was chief architect. Production issues were breaking demos again, upsetting customers, and destroying our reputation. Noah was only hours old, my wife was in recovery after surgery, and yet downtime was controlling my life.

Distressed, I fixed the problem and wondered whether we could have caught the incident earlier. Though we had monitoring software, we weren’t looking for this particular issue. If something had alerted us about the problem beforehand, we could have prevented it at least 24 hours earlier — before customers were angry and before we ever checked in to the hospital.

“Why am I always putting out fires?” I asked myself. “Why can't I get ahead of the curve? Why can't software find the problems for me?”

The idea for Blue Matador was born alongside Noah. We don't have to fight fires — we can get notified of issues early, we can plan ahead, and we can prevent downtime altogether. It takes great talent, superb investors, and the perfect team. That’s what Blue Matador is.

Team

With a combined experience of over 20 years, Blue Matador's management team combines ingenuity, creativity, and enterprise-level business experience.

Matthew Barlocker

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CEO 

Mark Siebert

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CTO 

Taylor Jones

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COO 

Keilan Jackson

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Engineering 

Vince Stinson

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UX 

Investors

Backed by powerful, seasoned partners, Blue Matador is ambitious on expanding and improving our software for DevOps professionals.

Peterson Partners

Peterson Partners
is an independent investment management firm with assets under management across a variety of alternative asset classes.

Tallwave Capital

Tallwave Capital
provides accountable funding, expansive networks, and proven systems to help solve the most pressing business, product, and growth challenges.

Trilogy Equity Partners

Trilogy Equity Partners
has invested over $200 million of its own capital to follow passions regardless of stage, industry or sector.

Board

The Blue Matador board is comprised of experienced members and seasoned observers that help shape our strategy and ensure our success.

Matthew Barlocker

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Board Member 

Mark Siebert

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Board Member 

Randall Lloyd

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Board Member 

Nathan Mortensen

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Board Observer 

Yuval Neeman

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Board Observer 

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