French startup Qovery raised a funding round of $ 4 million. The company integrates directly with your git repository and allows you to deploy your code to a public cloud without having to manage the infrastructure yourself.
Qovery is not a hosting platform. It is a service that deploys your application to Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean, or Scaleway. Basically, it acts as an abstraction layer so you don’t have to think about deployment. It’s kind of Heroku, but for micro-services and modern cloud infrastructure.
Crane and Speedinvest are leading today’s roundtable, with input from Techstars and various business angels, such as Alexis Le-Quoc (co-founder and CTO at Datadog) and Ott Kaukver (CTO at Checkout.com , formerly CTO at Twilio).
The vision of the company is quite clear. Developers should spend more time coding and less time managing cloud infrastructure. If you are using GitHub or GitLab, you can directly connect your repository to Qovery. You then authorize Qovery to manage your AWS account for you.
Qovery also allows you to create multiple environments. For example, you might want to separate your production environment from your staging environment.
With today’s round table, the company will expand the engineering team and build sales and marketing teams. Qovery also promises that support for Google Cloud Platform will arrive very soon. It should be online by the end of the year.
“When building a product on top of a PaaS, developers can get their products to market faster, but they compromise flexibility and often overtake those platforms at some point. With Qovery, developers retain full access to the power and flexibility of building on IaaS, can deploy in their own infra cloud accounts and it’s all as easy as working with a PaaS platform, ”Dominik said. Tobschall of Speedinvest in a press release.
And this is the key to understanding Qovery’s unique positioning in the market. Qovery is not a platform as a service provider. You can view your app directly in your AWS console. It doesn’t try to hide your cloud infrastructure behind a different product offering.
For example, I could imagine small startups using Qovery and then moving to their own bespoke Terraform cloud setup. Or companies could continue to use Qovery while the team improves the product if they don’t see the need for something else.