Hasura Grabs $1.6 Million Seed Round from Nexus Venture Partners & GREE Ventures

Hasura, a cloud infrastructure company focusing on making product development easier, grabs $1.6 million in seed funding led by Nexus Venture Partners and GREE Ventures. The round was led by Nexus Ventures. The funding will help bring Kubernetes (platform for automating deployments) to application developers.

Bangalore-based company, Hasura helps developers keep up with fast paced technology and supporting the rising entrepreneurs in their startup journey. It also provides the feature of deploying custom APIs, web apps and static files without the need of setup. Hasura is also famous for providing courses for app development, and their initial course, Introduction to Modern Application Development was India’s largest MOOC with over quarter million students participating. Hasura, a certified Kubernetes provider recently opened their work in Gitkube, a Kubernetes component which allows them to deploy Kubernetes cluster and it was well received with 1000 github stars in the first two weeks of its release.

Commenting on the funding, Tanmai Gopal, CEO, Hasura, says, “Today, if a fullstack developer learns how to write a Dockerfile and the basics of Kubernetes they can take complete control of their stack, end to end. They can build, deploy, operate and scale their microservices application to millions of users entirely by themselves. This will completely change the dynamic everywhere applications are built, from indie projects, to startups to Fortune 500 companies and this power will disrupt how development and operations are done today. We were one of the earliest adopters of Docker & Kubernetes in the world and we’ve been running Kubernetes clusters for application developers across all the major cloud providers. Our team’s DNA at its core is to create magic for developers and we’re going to lead the charge in accelerating how cloud-native applications are built.”

Founded in 2006, Nexus Venture Partners is a venture capital firm which specializes in seed, startup, growth capital and early stage investments. They believe innovation is the key to any entity’s progression and they focus on teams who have passion and vision to change the world through the idea they have. Another investor, GREE Ventures, founded in 2011 and headquartered at Tokyo, Japan, invests in early-stage companies in Japan, India and Southeast Asia.

Speaking about the partnership with Hasura, Sameer Brij Verma, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners, says, “We at Nexus believe Kubernetes is going to change the way applications are being built and redefine DevOps boundaries and tooling. The Hasura team has been operating some of the world's largest Kubernetes clusters and has been the first to create the necessary tooling for developers. Using Hasura’s platform, developers can now create cloud-native, portable and ‘elastic’ applications within a few minutes without knowing anything about Kubernetes in the beginning!”

Nikhil Kapur, Principal, GREE Ventures, comments, “Ultimately, containers and Kubernetes are just details on the road to helping teams build, iterate and maintain with maximum agility. Creating an environment for developers to collaborate, build and iterate rapidly without compromising on their ability to control lower layers of the stack is a powerful value proposition in the cloud-native landscape. Hasura lets you deploy anything from a Jupyter notebook to a chatbot to a fullstack react-graphql application by running a single command: “git push hasura master”.

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