Akuity secures $20 M in a Series A round led by Lead Edge Capital and Decibel Partners.


Akuity, a Kubernetes application delivery platform, announced that it has raised $20 million in a Series A round-headed by Lead Edge Capital and current investor Decibel Partners, with participation from numerous angel investors.

Akuity is a firm that creates developer tools to scale the open-source Argo Project, which makes it easier to build and execute apps on top of the Kubernetes container orchestration platform.

The additional funds will enable us not only to launch the Akuity Platform but also make Argo even better. Open source is in our DNA and we are 100% committed to making Argo the most successful project for Kubernetes,” said Jesse Sue, CTO of Akuity.

nagement engine acquired by Intuit in 2018, had three founding engineers. Applanix had open-sourced Argo, a “container-native” workflow engine designed to simplify describing, scheduling, and coordinating the operation of programs on Kubernetes, a year before.

The Argo Project was built by Akuity‘s co-founders, Hong Wang, ChieTechnology Officer Jesse Suen, and Chief Architect Alexander Matyushentsev, to help abstract away some of the operational difficulties surrounding how Kubernetes applications are managed, monitored, and deployed. However, they did believe that the project would benefit from commercial support and enterprise-level assistance.

Argo uses GitOps to help companies design and execute cloud-native applications and workflows on Kubernetes. It aims to make it simple to mix three types of computing services, processes and event-based, to construct Kubernetes jobs and apps.

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