Container Management Solution Provider Portainer.io Raises $6M Series A Round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Sonae IM, and Movac to Accelerate Global Expansion
Portainer’s universal tool unleashes the power of containerized applications for everyone.
Portainer.io, creator of a universal container management tool that makes containers simple and accessible to anyone, announced today their $6 million Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, joined by prominent European investor Sonae Investment Management and leading New Zealand technology investor Movac.
The round, which follows close on the heels of Portainer’s $1.2 million seed round announced in August 2020, will fund Portainer.io’s worldwide user expansion and product development, as Portainer.io charts the course for the future of container management. Portainer.io will also continue to scale and develop its enterprise offering, Portainer Business, which launched in December 2020.
Launched in 2017 as an open source tool for managing containers in the Docker Swarm environment, Portainer.io’s open source Community Edition has grown to become a popular universal container management tool with a powerful Kubernetes GUI, in addition to supporting Docker, Docker Swarm, and Azure ACI, while Portainer Business offers enterprise-level security and control for deploying containers in business-critical environments.
Portainer.io’s focus on containers without the frustration has driven its explosive expansion: since January 2018, Portainer’s community now spans 190 countries, 4.8 million total users, and 500,000 regular monthly users, achieving 50% year-on-year growth. Portainer.io’s team of advisors includes developer advocate Kelsey Hightower and Bryan Rodriguez, a leading specialist for orchestration at the edge, boosting their focus on Portainer’s Edge Compute features.
Portainer.io is unleashing the potential of containers with its universal container management tool. The New Zealand-based tool was born in 2017 from founders Neil Cresswell and Anthony Lapenna’s own struggle to learn Docker, with the vision to create a GUI-based tool to manage Docker without frustration – regardless of whether it was deployed standalone, in a cluster, on-premise, at the edge or in the cloud. In August 2020, Portainer expanded to include support for Kubernetes and Azure ACI as well as retaining full support for Docker & Docker Swarm. Portainer Community Edition currently has over 500,000 global monthly users. Portainer Business, Portainer.io’s first business product, launched in December 2020 with additional capabilities and security controls for business critical environments. The team most recently raised a US$6 million Series A round in May 2021.