Kubeark, an open and infrastructure-agnostic platform designed to support enterprises fix scalability, delivery and lifecycle management challenges, has raised $2.8 million in a pre-seed funding round. The investment round was led by Credo Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp, LAUNCHub Ventures, 500 Emerging Europe, and others.
The pandemic forced CIOs, CFOs and CTOs to implement flexible cloud strategies and compelled businesses everywhere to look at tools that allowed them to take control of their mission-critical workloads and data management.
With Kubeark, software vendors can remove the complexity of their application development lifecycle by deploying, managing and scaling applications on any type of infrastructure, from private or public cloud to on-premises, for both open and closed systems.
The six-strong founding team includes CEO Bogdan Nedelcov, CTO Teofil Harapcea, VP of Engineering Adrian Tudoran, VP of Customer Success George Dumitrascu, VP of Product Bogdan Dumitru, and Mihai Faur (Board Member). Headquartered in New York, Kubeark has offices in Bucharest, Romania, and a team of 20.
“Cloud computing continues to be an important technology trend, with ever more businesses becoming cloud-native. In the process, a major persisting challenge they face is to make applications more scalable and easier to deploy. We believe Kubeark is addressing this need by abstracting the complexity and allowing the user to define business rules that power the deployment process,” said Ondrej Bartos, Co-founder and General Partner at Credo Ventures.
“Software vendors currently struggle with their hybrid cloud infrastructure and the transformation of products from on-premises to cloud on a large scale. Kubeark helps them achieve operational excellence regardless of where their infrastructure resides: on premises, on public, or on private cloud,” Bogdan Nedelcov, Kubeark CEO and Co-founder said. “Our platform ushers in a new era in which software products are delivered as true SaaS products, helping vendors speed time-to-value, hyper-scale their distribution, and SaaSify any piece of software instantly,” he added.