Nirmata, the creator of Kyverno, the policy engine designed for Kubernetes, has raised $4.0 million in pre-series A funding to capitalize on the full potential of Kyverno. The new investment was led by Z5 Capital with participation from Uncorrelated Ventures, Samsung Next, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and angel investors Saqib Syed and BV Jagadeesh.
With this new investment, the company will scale its product and operations to support the Kyverno community and establish an engineering team in India as well as grow its sales and marketing to accelerate its adoption.
According to the company, this funding builds upon an exceptional year for Nirmata and comes as Kyverno achieved considerable growth punctuated by the increased adoption of open source. Since the beginning of 2021, Kyverno’s adoption quickly soared to over six million downloads, with a growing number of users including Novartis, The New York Times, Duke Energy, TriNet, Grofers and others. It is used by open source projects like Flux, KubeArmor and others.
In May 2021, Nirmata Policy Manager for Kyverno (PMK) was launched to streamline the adoption of Kyverno across multiple clusters as well as facilitate Policy-as-Code best practices by enabling the deployment of Kyverno policies across fleets of clusters using GitOps workflows.