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Kubermatic, developer of the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP) to automate operations of hundreds of Kubernetes clusters across any infrastructure, has received $6 million in early investment from Nauta Capital. The money will be used to improve open-source acceptability, grow the company’s global client base, and accelerate product development.
Founded in 2016 by Sebastian Scheele and Julian Hansert, Kubermatic is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Kubermatic creates enterprise-grade software and offers professional services to help organizations manage and accelerate the cloud native shift. T-Systems MMS, Allianz, and Siemens are just a few of Kubermatic’s existing clients that are utilizing the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform to automate and drive their shift to cloud adoption.
The investment round was led by Nauta Capital with Celonis co-founders Bastian Nominacher and Martin Klenk joining the round as angel investors.
“Over the last five years, we have seen Kubernetes become the leading technology for container orchestration,” said Guillem Sague, Partner at Nauta Capital. “Kubermatic has been an early adopter and is one of the main contributors to the Kubernetes project. Therefore we are excited to partner with a European OSS company that is a front runner in their industry.”
Multi Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Edge Strategies
“Our vision is to help customers achieve power through automation,” said Sebastian Scheele, CEO and co-founder of Kubermatic. “We build the world’s most adaptable and autonomous software delivery platform because we want IT teams to focus their time on writing innovative applications that rival the likes of Amazon and Google.”
“At Celonis, we pioneered process mining to run business operations entirely on data and intelligence. Containers and Kubernetes are essential to achieve the flexibility, speed, and resilience companies need for scalable business models like ours,” said Martin Klenk, co-founder and CTO of Celonis. “Among our enterprise customers, I can observe that container technologies and Kubernetes are becoming the standard for multi-cloud, hybrid-cloud and edge strategies to modernize existing IT infrastructures. I strongly expect Kubernetes to prevail for all mission-critical enterprise applications in the medium term. For this reason, I am truly excited to join Kubermatic’s seed financing round.”