Kubeark raises $2.8m pre-seed to scale software products and speed up cloud adoption

The pandemic has been one of the most powerful accelerants for digital transformation in recent years. At record speed, CIOs, CFOs, and CTOs were forced to adopt flexible cloud strategies and tools that enabled them and their teams to take control of their mission-critical workloads and data management. However, fast adoption is only the first step in the process of delivering software products at scale.

This is why we are excited to back Kubeark, an early-stage startup founded in April 2022. Based in New York and Bucharest, the company’s mission is to support enterprises fix their scalability, delivery, and lifecycle management challenges.

Bogdan Nedelcov, Kubeark’s CEO and co-founder, emphasizes:

“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-prem, public cloud, or private cloud. 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.”

On why we invested, our Managing Partner Reshma Sohoni comments:

“We are excited to back Kubeark, a company founded by an incredibly experienced team with roots at Seedcamp-backed UIPath. Their holistic yet versatile solution has the potential to supercharge scalability in an efficient and secure way.”

The six-strong founders’ 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). They have all worked together across business and technology roles at Seedcamp-backed and now publicly-listed UIPath.

Designed around a “Kubernetes as a service” offering, Kubeark’s open infrastructure-agnostic platform is built to scale any software product integrating deployment and management into business processes. It enables software vendors to 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 company has raised $2.8 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Credo Ventures, with our participation alongside LAUNCHub Ventures, 500 Emerging Europe, and others. With the fresh funds, Kubeark plans to accelerate platform development and build a strong network of global partners.

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