groundcover Raises $24.5M in Funding
September 15, 2022
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groundcover, a start up with a mission to reinvent the cloud-native application monitoring domain with eBPF, raised $24.5M in funding: $4.5M in seed funding and $20M in a Series A round.

The A series was led by Zeev Ventures joined by previous investors Angular Ventures, Heavybit and Jibe Ventures. The funds will be used for further product development.

Founded in 2021, groundcover uses eBPF to help teams monitor their K8s applications effortlessly, at scale, by pinpointing bleeding issues and providing insights to solve them much faster.

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, becoming the next great promise in fields like network infrastructure, security and observability. groundcover 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, groundcover requires no R&D efforts in the process. Together with an edge-compute approach to collect data efficiently, groundcover covers everything yet stores only what matters. The result is super-granular yet scalable visibility into what's really happening inside a Kubernetes cluster.

Every code crashes. groundcover exposes the root cause of the crash instantly by monitoring 100% of the production stack covering every application, legacy code, side car or 3rd party component, with no blind spots. groundcover taps into all application logs, metrics, traces and Kubernetes events with zero code changes and instantaneous integration.

"The APM space is thirsty for innovation and I am psyched to be introducing eBPF into this space. We are so confident that groundcover redefines observability, that we've taken the unconventional approach of offering a robust free tier from day one," says Shahar Azulay, CEO and Co-Founder of groundcover. "groundcover breaks the visibility-cost tradeoff, ensuring teams don't have to compromise on visibility depth to manage budgets responsibly. We've made it our mission to allow them to get the most out of APM at a fraction of the existing cost in the market today."

"groundcover is addressing a gap in the market with the powerful innovation of the APM sphere," said Oren Zeev of Zeev Ventures. "Propelled by a new technology, groundcover has positioned itself to be a market leader, pioneering a no trade-offs approach to cloud-native observability. I'm genuinely thrilled to be a part of this unique opportunity."

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