Kubernetes development platform Okteto raises $15M Series A


Kubernetes development platform Okteto raised a $15 million Series A led by Two Sigma Ventures, with existing investors Haystack, Root Ventures and Uncorrelated Ventures where a number of individual investors, including LaunchDarkly founder and CTO John Kodumal, Replicated founders Grant Miller and Marc Campbell, FingerprintJS founder and CEO Dan Pinto, Bitnami founder Erica Brescia and Mesosphere founder Florian Leibert also participated.

Okteto is the simplest and quickest way to generate sharable preview environments with each pull request, keeping your entire organisation in the loop and collaborating. The team is looking to expand its feature set to include tools for writing tests in addition to setting up dev environments, as well as to extend its ephemeral environments to more use cases. It shipped what it calls "preview environments" last year, for example, that customers can use to show off the current state of a project to their own customers, designers, or other stakeholders who aren't typically involved in the software development process.

“You have all of these actually awesome resources for output, deployment, containers, Kubernetes, microservices — but what I noticed from my side as a developer was, ‘hey, all this is excellent, I see why it is tremendous handy for production — it all tends to make a good deal of perception — but it helps make my life as a developer harder,” he stated, evaluating today’s progress procedures with applications like Ruby on Rails or the kinds of server apps he constructed at Atlassian. When Berrelleza fulfilled with his co-founders Pablo Chico de Guzman (CTO), who was formerly at Docker, and Ramon Lamana (CPO), who earlier worked at Atlassian, they realized that they all faced the correct exact same problems. As is so frequently that case, that is what gave the group the impetus to try to solve this problem once and for all.

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