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UberCloud Closes $1.7M Pre-A Round

LOS ALTOS, CA, UberCloud announces the closing of its Pre-A $1.7M round led by Earlybird Venture Capital.
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Today, UberCloud, the Silicon Valley based hub in the Cloud for engineers and scientists to discover, try, and buy computing on demand, announces the closing of its Pre-A $1.7M round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. Roland Manger, co-founder and partner of Earlybird, joins the UberCloud Board of Directors.

UberCloud is the online Community, Marketplace, and Software Container Factory where engineers, scientists,and their service providers, discover try, and buy ubiquitous high-performance computing power and Software-as-a-Service from Cloud resource providers and application software vendors around the world. Engineers and scientists can explore, discuss, and use computing power on demand to solve critical design and developmentproblems. Unique UberCloud software container technology (based on Docker) simplifies software packageability and portability, enables ease of access and instant use of engineering SaaS solutions, and maintains scalability across multiple compute nodes.

'UberCloud has created an entire cloud computing ecosystem for complex technical simulations, leveraging cloud infrastructure providers, developing and utilizing middleware container technology, and bringing on board established and proven application software providers, all for the benefit of a growing community of engineers and scientists that need to solve critical technical problems on demand,' said Roland Manger, co-founder and Partner at Earlybird. 'While technical computing has been slow to adopt the benefits of the Cloud, we are convinced that UberCloud can be a catalyst for change.' Roland combines a long-standing investment track record with entrepreneurial and operational experience in leading roles at early stage companies, and has been involved in several successful startups, most recently at Hazelcast, UiPath, and Peak Games.

'We here at Plug & Play are super excited for UberCloud, and their extraordinary growth in the field of High Performance Cloud Computing alongside other big players in the market,' said Alireza Masrour, Managing Partner at Plug & Play Ventures and Founding Partner of the Plug & Play Startup Camp. 'We're looking forward to being a part of the UberCloud team in the future!'

'UberCloud specializes in running state of the art simulation applications like ANSYS and SIMULIA on the nearly infinite compute capacity offered by leading Cloud computing providers like Microsoft and HPE. Earlybird's funding round has been specifically timed to fuel the company at a point of great potential,' explained Burak Yenier, co-founder and CEO of UberCloud. 'Our products and powerful partnerships let us take advantage of a growing market opportunity and this funding round allows us to build our team to keep up.'

'We are excited to welcome Roland Manger on our Board of Directors,' added Wolfgang Gentzsch, co-founder and President of UberCloud. 'Earlybird's funding, together with continuous support from our strong partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, and Microsoft Azure, will enable us to serve the multi-billion-dollar technical computing market in front of us and take UberCloud to the next level of fully automated container technology.'

UberCloud software container technology removes most of the challenges and roadblocks in engineering and scientific cloud computing, providing a seamless extension to the engineers' in-house technical applications. These proven vendorsĀ“ all-in-one cloud solutions are presented on the UberCloud online marketplace and available to engineers and scientists on Cloud platforms around the world via one mouse click, simply through the customer's desktop browser.

Earlybird is a venture capital firm focused on European technology companies with global ambitions. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company, offering its portfolio companies not only financial resources, but also strategic and entrepreneurial support, including access to an international network and capital markets.
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