Raises $38M in Series C Funding, a San Jose, CA-based leader in Kubernetes-based cloud-native 5G, edge and enterprise application management, closed a $38M Series C funding round.

The round, which brought the total capital raised to $86m, was led by Rakuten Capital and joined by Clear Ventures, Emory University, Raine Next-Gen Communications and current investors.

This latest major backing for the company comes as bookings growth at has surpassed 400% quarter-over-quarter when comparing the first two quarters of the current fiscal year. When comparing the current quarter to the same quarter last year, the growth rate is even more dramatic, at 681%. In addition to strong market traction, the company has signed 32 new partnerships during the past year. Finally, the team has grown 57% during the past year, across four countries. All this has been achieved despite the most challenging business conditions brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Led by Partha Seetala, founder and CEO, provides a fully automated, hyper-converged cloud-native platform for application and data management that enables enterprises and 5G service providers to deliver complex application pipelines as a service. Built on industry-standard Kubernetes, Robin allows developers and platform engineers to deploy and manage data- and network-centric applications—including big data, NoSQL and 5G RAN, Core and MEC —independent of underlying infrastructure resources. Its three core products include:

  • 1. Robin Cloud Native Platform (Robin CNP), an open Kubernetes platform optimized for running RAN, Core, MEC and data-intensive applications with focus on zero-touch deployment and operational automation,
  • 2. Robin Multi Data Center Automation Platform (Robin MDCAP), which automates healing and scaling in 5G deployments and enables RAN-as-a-Service, Core-as-a-Service, BareMetal-as-a-Service and a MOPs Manager that automates thousands of tasks with one API call,
  • 3. Robin Cloud Native Storage (Robin CNS), which delivers enterprise-grade, application-aware storage data management for any Kubernetes on any cloud with multiple petabytes under production deployment

The technology is used globally by companies including BNP Paribas, Palo Alto Networks, Rakuten Mobile, SAP, Sabre and USAA.