Kubernetes management company secures funding from Arka Venture Labs to accelerate regional cloud-native adoption


Nirmata, the Day 2 Kubernetes company, is excited to announce venture investment from Arka Venture Labs, a fund that provides capital and mentorship to global B2B companies. This new investment will allow Nirmata to accelerate regional APAC expansion, across engineering, support, sales and market, securing its position as a leading pure-play Kubernetes management platform.

As enterprise- adoption of cloud-native technologies accelerates, they encounter significant challenges in Day 2 operations due to steep learning curves, infrastructure complexity and rapidly changing business requirements. A significant amount of time and effort is spent on ongoing operations of Kubernetes clusters and applications. This problem is compounded by rapid increase in hybrid and multi-cloud adoption, especially in recent times.  

Nirmata enables enterprises to eliminate this undifferentiated heavy lifting, allowing precious development and operations resources to focus on delivering mission critical applications that delight customers. Recently, Nirmata in partnership with Amazon announced a new product offering, the Nirmata EKS Manager, which eliminates several Day 2 challenges faced by Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service users. Nirmata EKS Manager is available in the AWS marketplace.


“My co-founders and I started Nirmata to democratize cloud-native technologies.”, says Jim Bugwadia who is a founder and the CEO of Nirmata. “As developers across the globe adopt Kubernetes, Nirmata is well positioning to solve the cloud-native application management complexities across multiple Kubernetes clusters and cloud providers, without lock-in and unnecessary abstractions.”

Arka Venture Labs invests in B2B tech companies between India and the US corridor. In addition to providing capital, the group works closely with the companies by providing expert mentorship, networking opportunities, infrastructure support and connections to valley ecosystems.

We liked the strong credentials of the founders and their ability to provide a complete solution to solve the Day 2 Kubernetes problem of some of the Fortune 500 companies with their patented platform. says Radhesh Kanumury, Managing Partner, Arka Venture Labs.

Nirmata was started by Jim Bugwadia, Ritesh Patel and Damien Toledo, a team with more than 50 years of experience building enterprise products that simplify IT operations. The Nirmata team has been helping enterprises deliver and support cloud-native applications for more than six years. 


About the Company

Nirmata is a unified management plane for Kubernetes clusters and workloads built for enterprise DevOps teams. Nirmata enables self-service cluster provisioning, provides visibility, health, metrics, and alerts, ensures compliance via workload policies, and streamlines application deployments across clusters. 


About the Venture
Arka Venture Labs is the first of its kind India-US cross-border accelerator fund that has been launched with three VC firms coming in as Anchor LPs. They are Blume Ventures, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), and Emergent Ventures. They are open to B2B startups with a strong growth in the US, backed by strong core technology and economic differentiators.  It started 2 years back and has invested in 9 companies so far


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