About Us

Building the world’s most adaptable and autonomous software delivery platform.

Our Vision & Mission


Power through automation – that’s what we unconditionally strive and stand for. We strongly believe that Kubernetes and cloud native technologies are the key to achieve the optimum level of automation, flexibility, speed and resilience that companies need to scale their business models and modernize their existing IT infrastructure.


This is why all of our passion, work and efforts go into building the world’s most adaptable and autonomous software delivery platform. We want organizations worldwide to unleash the full power of automation to innovate and lead in the digital world.

Company gathering photo

Our History

In early 2016, Kubermatic (or Loodse back then) was not much more than two guys with a gut feeling that Kubernetes could potentially be a big thing, and the ambition to build a business model around that. After discussing this rather vague idea on several cycling trips, Kubermatic founders Julian Hansert, COO and Sebastian Scheele, CEO didn’t hesitate for very long, registered the company, and turned Julian’s living room into the first office.

What followed thereafter can only be described as a crazy rollercoaster ride that sometimes left us a little dizzy.

Conversation between Sebastian and Julian

Our Milestones

Year 2023 2023


Kubermatic recognized as one of the five 'Cool Vendors' in the August 2023 report by Gartner titled 'Cool Vendors in Container Management'. Kubermatic is the only European vendor to be recognized in the August 2023 report by Gartner titled 'Cool Vendors in Container Management'.


Kubermatic is the winner of the ECN Award 2023 in the category "Euro Cloud Native Member of the Year".

Year 2021 2021


Investment announcement! We raise a total of $8.3M in Seed Funding, led by Nauta Capital and followed by btov Partners.

Year 2020 2020


BIG BANG!!! We open source our core software KKP and change the name of the company from Loodse to Kubermatic. (After four years of trying to explain how to pronounce “Loodse”, we decided to give up).

Year 2019 2019


We open source KubeOne – our Kubernetes lifecycle management tool, which automates deployment and operations for single Kubernetes clusters.


Kubermatic joins the MELLODDY consortium.

Year 2018 2018


Kubermatic becomes one of the first twenty Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCP) and Kubernetes Training Partners (KTP). Just three years later, the cloud native landscape lists 200 KCPs and 50 KTPs.

Year 2017 2017


Convinced that organizations would get to a point where they would adopt multiple, rather than single Kubernetes clusters, we launch the beta version of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP).


We receive the German Accelerator Tech award for exceptionally promising tech startups.

Year 2016 2016




We organize the first ContainerDays (CDS) conference with more than 200 container enthusiasts in Hamburg harbor. (At the time, these numbers were very exciting, considering that KubeCon Europe had about 400 participants that year. Looking at CDS’s participation numbers today, it’s truly amazing how much this event has grown.)