groundcover Raises $24.5M in Seed and Series A Funding


groundcover, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based provider of a K8s application monitoring solution, raised $24.5M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Zeev Ventures, Angular Ventures, Heavybit and Jibe Ventures.

The company intends to use the funds to further product development.

Founded in 2021 by Shahar Azulay (previously ML Manager, Apple) and Yechezkel Rabonivich (previously Chief Architect, CyberMDX), groundcover is a K8s application monitoring solution built for modern production environments, which covers everything, stores only what matters, allowing teams to scale away without worries. The system utilizes eBPF* to provide deep Kubernetes observability, using it to trace any type of event – from network and infrastructure, all the way to services and applications running in the user space. By using eBPF to collect observability data straight from the Linux kernel, the company requires no R&D efforts in the process.

*eBPF was first introduced in 2014 and allows programs to run directly in an isolated virtual machine inside the Linux kernel. In the last 24 months, eBPF has evolved to solve new use cases, in fields like network infrastructure, security and observability.