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San Francisco and Bangalore Based Developer Tools Startup, Hasura Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding

Hasura, the San Francisco and Bangalore based developer tools startup, has raised a $1.6 million seed round investment from Nexus Venture Partners and GREE Ventures

Hasura, the San Francisco and Bangalore based developer tools startup, has raised a $1.6 million seed round investment from Nexus Venture Partners and GREE Ventures.  The round was led by Nexus Venture Partners.

“We at Nexus believe Kubernetes [an open-source cloud application system for automating deployment] 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!” said Sameer Brij Verma, managing director of Nexus Venture Partners. Nexus Venture Partners is a venture capital fund present in the US and India, with about $1 billion under management. Nexus invests in early and early growth stage companies. Their portfolio consists of more startups developing back end software applications like Druva, Helpshift, and Postman.

Rajoshi Ghosh, COO of Hasura said, “We plan to use these funds to accelerate product development to make sure our offerings continue to remain on the cutting edge, and to strengthen our marketing and developer relations teams”.

The Hasura platform gives developers an extremely high-performance data layer (GraphQL and JSON), API gateway with authentication middleware, and GitOps automation. Hasura also provisions Kubernetes clusters on different cloud-vendors in a single command for developers and allows complete porting of an application from one cloud-vendor to another automatically.

Hasura is a certified Kubernetes provider and a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Hasura also recently open-sourced a portion of their work in this space, Gitkube, a standalone Kubernetes component that allows developers to git push to deploy on their Kubernetes cluster. It picked up over a 1000 stars on github within a few days of its release.

“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,” said Tanmai Gopal, CEO, Hasura.

GREE Ventures invests in early stage internet and mobile companies, typically those at a seed or series A stage. GREE Ventures seek out companies in Japan, Southeast Asia and India, with top notch management teams and strong market potential and leverages their pan-Asia expertise to guide its portfolio in an engaged hands-on role. Nikhil Kapur, principal at GREE Ventures said, “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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