Garden, a Berlin, Germany-based creator of an open source-based development automation platform for Kubernetes and cloud native applications, raised €3.1M in seed funding.
The round was led by Crowberry Capital with participation from byFounders. Pre-seed funding was led by Fly Ventures, and included System.One, Tiny.vc, as well as angels Renaud Visage (founder, Eventbrite), Chad Fowler (former GM Developer Advocacy, Microsoft), Olivier Pomel (CEO, Datadog) and David Helgason (founder, Unity).
The company will use the funds to build out its engineering, sales and marketing teams, and to support its user and customer base.
Led by Jon Edvald, CEO and co-founder, Garden Technologies has launched Garden Enterprise, a solution for DevOps engineers to unify development, testing and CI for cloud native applications with a single platform that works across all stages. Garden provides developers with production-like environments for every step of the cycle, enabling in-cluster development, efficient integration and end-to-end testing, reliable code review, QA and more. Available as an open source product since 2018 and with a vibrant user community, Garden Core provides highly efficient workflows for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations with complex software systems.