raises € 2.5 million in series A funding led by Vortex Capital Partners to fuel international expansion

Amsterdam, 09 May 2019

Smart DevOps release management solution announced today a series A investment of 2.5 million euros led by European technology growth investor Vortex Capital Partners. Vortex is heading the investment round with additional funding coming from existing investors Volta Ventures venture capital fund, as well as web hosting service MijnDomein and cloud migration specialist Merapar. The financing will be used to fuel the development and international launch of’s smart solution that makes cloud-native, container-based software delivery faster, safer and more scalable.

Last year, the Amsterdam-based company successfully launched its release management solution for DevOps and cloud-native, Vamp Enterprise, and currently works together with enterprise customers worldwide to accelerate theirDevOps and release automation capabilities. The new capital injection will accelerate the development of features in the areas of service-meshes like Istio, serverless, machine-learning/AI and easy on-boarding. These additions will help’s clients fast-track their release management process by making it easier to deliver software to production and optimise time-to-value.

Evert Jan de Groot, founding partner at Vortex Capital Partners commented on Vortex’s involvement in the investment round by saying, “With its eye on the future of cloud-native business innovation, is a great fit with our mission to support Benelux-headquartered growth-stage companies. made impressive progress on the product and commercial side over the last twelve months; we look forward to working with Nico and his team. CEO Nico Vierhout echoed these sentiments and looked to the future by adding: “This investment round led by Vortex confirms the clear vision started with four years ago. fulfils the promise of a cloud-native tomorrow today by adding simplicity, controls and validation of new software intoproduction on cloud – something that’s crucial for any organization that wants to go faster, smarter and with no or fewer issues.“

As validation of its vision, is looking forward to the future of DevOps and SRE with its talk at industry-leading event KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019, taking place this year in Barcelona. Together with partner Mesosphere, the topic of the talk “A Tale of Two Worlds: Canary-Testing for Both Machine-Learning Models and Microservices” will offer the industry a peak into the newly emerging field of DataDevOps.

About, formerly known as, is a StartupBootcamp alumnus. is based in Amsterdam. Vamp is the release management solution that makes container-based software delivery smoother and business move faster, working with global companies that continuously need to release, validate and optimise new versions of their software. partners include Microsoft, Mesosphere and Docker. For more information:

About Vortex

Vortex is a private equity investor focusing on investments in Benelux-headquartered growth stage companies that use technology to differentiate and scale faster. The Vortex team has extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in scaling technology-driven businesses. With this knowledge, they want to actively partner with founders and management teams in executing the next step. For more information see: