AutoCloud raises $4M to commercialize its OSS cloud visualization service

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autocloud Announced a $4 million seed round this morning. The cloud-focused startup’s investment was led by Courage Enterprises, with participating checks from unaffiliated enterprise, B Capital Group And Moxie Ventures,

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AutoCloud is the business side of it cloudgraph open source project. The combination of hybrid open source (OSS) and commercial is an increasingly popular startup way of attacking the markets. Recently Hashicorp went public partly on the strength of its OSS corps. This morning, Jina.ai announced a $30 million raise for its commercial and open source approach to neural discovery, for example more early-stage.

CloudGraph is an OSS tool that uses data from multiple cloud providers – think AWS, Azure, etc – standardizes it, and queries it using GraphQL (a technology that itself is seeing more use and positive opinions makes it doable. State of Javascript 2020 Report,

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AutoCloud sits atop CloudGraph, offering automated data ingestion, security compliance, and cloud resource visualization. Co-founder and CEO of the company, Tyson Kunowski, told Nerdshala that his company’s goal is to do what Hashicorp and others have done, working out how big cloud platforms are underperforming and improving the experience.

Autocloud founding team. image credit: autocloud

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As with all OSS projects that can be successful, the goal is to present something useful in the form of open code to the market and build a commercial business above what is generally available. In the case of AutoCloud, it is a SaaS model that will feature pricing tiers based on the number of assets tracked.

Startup is early, so we don’t have traditional traction metrics to cite — revenue growth, net dollar retention, that sort of thing. Kunowski told Nerdshala that his firm is largely focused on CloudGraph itself, but hundreds of users of the OSS service found AutoCloud through the project’s readme and have signed up for its waiting list.

AutoCloud intends to roll out its paid product before the end of 2021, which is only weeks away. So, the next time we talk to the company, we can tell it about revenue growth and related metrics.

It’s worth noting that Chicago-based AutoCloud is a standard startup of the day, with a team in multiple locations, including Argentina and Chile.

Kunovsky has big aspirations for the company. AutoCloud, he explained, wants to take things from the cloud command line and term them into a graphical user interface, or GUI. This is no small task.

Given that AutoCloud has a multi-cloud approach to the market, it doesn’t seem like very Chances are Amazon or Microsoft or the Google Cloud team will attack its market directly. But perhaps another cloud infra provider can noodle in their location in time. In that time, how strong the CloudGraph project itself has become will be an important deciding point in whether AutoCloud can compete with more existing tech companies.

Regardless, add AutoCloud Round to your OSS scorecard. More when it inevitably rises again in the next quarter or two.



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