More than 5 years ago, when Kubernetes was nothing more than a promising technology underdog, we started Kubermatic with barely a handful of people working out of Julian’s living room. Since then we’ve been bootstrapping and growing Kubermatic to more than 80 people worldwide. You can imagine that this was a very educational, challenging and at times bumpy journey. Now we feel that it‘s the ideal time to take the next step and continue our progress, growth and development with strong partners alongside. Today, we’re proud to share some big news and announce that we’ve raised $6M in seed funding to increase open source adoption of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, broaden the international customer base, and accelerate product innovation.
The investment round is led by Nauta Capital, one of Europe’s largest B2B-focused Venture Capital firms that invest in early-stage technology companies. In addition, we are excited to have Bastian Nominacher and Martin Klenk, co-founders of Celonis as angel investors on board! (In June this year, Celonis raised $1 Billion at a $11 Billion valuation making the company the most valuable German startup of all time. You can probably imagine how flattered we are by their backing).
When we started our talks with investors, it was crucial to us that our partners shared our vision of power through automation. Just like us, Martin Klenk, co-founder and CTO of Celonis, is highly confident that containers and Kubernetes are essential to achieve the flexibility, speed and resilience companies need to scale their business models and modernize their existing IT infrastructure. And just like us, Guillem Sague, Partner at Nauta Capital, is certain that cloud native technologies and open source software will be the dominant drivers to build tomorrow’s zero-touch cloud infrastructure. Our Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP) provides a complete software solution for teams running containerized workloads across hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and edge environments. KKP automates all aspects of operating Kubernetes in highly complex enterprise set-ups while granting flexibility to integrate smart solutions and tools from everywhere.
We’re extremely happy about the trust that’s been placed in us and our mission to build the world’s most adaptable and autonomous software delivery platform and are excited to shape the cloud native future together with our great team, loyal customers and trusted partners, and now with powerful investors at our side.
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