About steadybit

steadybit is a Chaos Engineering platform that helps to proactively reduce downtime and provide visibility into systems to detect issues.

Hello World

The journey began in April 2018 with the Chaos Monkey for Spring Boot, which Benjamin Wilms published as Open Source project. Prompted by the great feedback he received, the idea was born to start a company based on the Chaos Engineering tool and the expertise gained from it. In the fall of 2019, Benjamin founded steadybit together with Dennis Schulte and Johannes Edmeier. During their time at codecentric AG, they gained a lot of expertise in Chaos Engineering and the implementation of distributed highly available systems.

Rainer Vehns (Co-Founder & CEO codecentric AG) and Mirko Novakovic (Co-Founder & CEO Instana) strongly supported the new startup steadybit from the very beginning. This close relationship between the founder teams is a unique asset and a great accelerator.


Today"s systems are constantly changing through the practices of continuous deployment. In order to respond quickly and flexibly to customer needs, today"s release processes are optimized and systems are continuously changing.

This speed requires a maximum of reliability and trust. So far, current tools in the field of Chaos Engineering have only covered specific areas and require expert knowledge in handling these tools. steadybit strives to close this gap by making Chaos Engineering accessible to everyone.


They provide an easy-to-use Software-as-a-Service solution. For those who need to control everything, steadybit offers also an on-prem version.

steadybit discovers all kinds of information and metadata from the environment allowing users to write targeted chaos experiments. It supports a wide range of technologies: AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux VMs, …

What's next?

The team is currently working on many new unique platform features which will be rolled out in the upcoming months. Thanks to the Zero Configuration and Auto Update approach, customers will automatically receive all new features and adjustments.

Meet the team

Benjamin Wilms, CEO &

Benjamin has more than 20 years of experience as developer and software architect. He fell in love with chaos engineering 5 years ago and shared his knowledge as speaker and author. He participated in the open source project CHAOS MONKEY for Spring boot, which got 500 stars on GitHub with more than 800 monthly downloads.
When he is not maltreating his keyboard, he relaxes while mountain-biking.

Dennis Schulte, CTO &

Dennis lost his soul to coding two decades ago and earned his living as a developer and software architect, too. He also shared some wisdom as speaker and author and loves to catch a breeze while kitesurfing.

Johannes Edmeier, VP Engineering & Co-Founder

Like his teammates he worked as developer and architect for over 15 years and lectured the community as speaker and author. He participated in the SPRING BOOT ADMIN open source project, which received 7.2k stars on GitHub and 25k monthly downloads. To recharge his batteries, he goes into the woods and hikes.

Daniel Reuter, Software Engineer

Daniels keyboard affinity began 20 years ago and he is developing large enterprise systems since that day. He loves to work for a vibrant start up and believes in the idea to demystify the pitfalls of distributed systems.
Daniel is a father and still tries to be kitesurfer, mountainbiker and hiker which he was in the earlier days.

Manuel Gerding, Product Manager

Manuel is the youngster in the steadybit family and is constantly hungry for knowledge and new perspectives to broaden his horizons. After working almost a decade as a consultant and software engineer he focusses his perspective on the needs and demands of the user. His mission is to build a great product that really makes customer’s services more stable and valuable to their customers.
To regain energy, Manuel loves to read a good book, take a trip with his bike or do a short meditation session.

Ansgar Schulte, Software Engineer

Ansgar describes himself as the universal tool of software development. He has been working in software development for over 20 years and is never tired of crafting excellent software.
Ansgar is a family man and in his remaining free time he likes to work on the house, the smarthome and the garden.

Kristina Vogel, UX Product Designer

Kristina believes that job roles can change throughout life and are only a support to be what you long for. At steadybit, Kristina shapes her role as UX Product Designer from her previous experience as a designer and project manager.
In her free time she likes to draw, read and go to the cinema. Her guilty pleasure is Animal Crossing.


Mirko Novakovic

Co-Founder Instana Inc, codecentric AG & CenterDevice GmbH
CEO Instana Inc
Investor & Advisor NewForge GmbH

Rainer Vehns

CEO & Co-Founder codecentric AG

Ameet Patel

Enterprise Angel Investor

Josh Kalderimis

Product and Strategic Advisor

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