Kubermatic raises $8.3M seed round to turbocharge cloud automation

Kubermatic, News

18th January 2022

We are thrilled to back Kubermatic together with Nauta Capital in a $8.3M seed round. The Hamburg-based startup founded by Sebastian Scheele and Julian Hansert provides a powerful platform that lets enterprise customers easily manage complex Kubernetes setups — for multi-cloud, hybrid and edge environments.

The growing need for flexibility and speed in the cloud has created a whole range of software infrastructure solutions that enable cloud native applications to scale rapidly. The containerization of software deployment is a prime example. Docker led the way with containerization on the application level, which has been elevated to enterprise-level scalability with Kubernetes, the container orchestration software originally created by Google.

Kubernetes is incredibly powerful, but it is also complex and hard to manage. This is particularly true for the multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructure setups used by an increasing number of enterprise users.

Kubermatic is the only fully independent solution in the market, giving its customers freedom from vendor lock-in.

Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform’s many features enable its customers to speed up cloud native adoption, boost devops workflows with multi-cloud self-service, automate operations and compliance, and provide unparalleled tooling flexibility.

From the very beginning, Kubermatic has been committed to the open source philosophy behind Kubernetes.

Sebastian and Julian have bootstrapped their company for most of its existence, a testament not only to their talent and dedication as entrepreneurs, but also the high degree of product-market fit they found early on as well. From the very first conversation we were impressed by their unique expertise, radical customer orientation, and entrepreneurial creativity.

We at btov Partners are very happy to join with an investment of $2.3M, extending a previous investment led by Nauta Capital.

Read our thoughts about remote in our blog post.

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