The 10 Hottest DevOps Startups Of 2022 (So Far)
Wade Tyler Millward
CodeSee, LinearB and Mondoo are just some of the DevOps startups that have made CRN’s list.
CEO: John Amaral
Headquarters: Boxborough, Mass.
Founded just last year, Slim.AI has already attracted investor attention for its developer platform built on the DockerSlim open-source project for cloud-native application development.
In January, Boxborough, Mass.-based Slim.AI raised a $31 million Series A round of financing. Insight Partners and StepStone Group co-led the round. Boldstart Ventures, Decibel Partners, FXP, Knollwood and TechAviv Founder Partners participated, according to Slim.
The company tries to go beyond making slimmer containers to deliver a container-based workflow platform for small and large organizations. Developers can use the platform to ship secure, production-ready containers in a repeatable way with transparency.
The practice helps not only with DevOps, but the security of the software supply chain as well, minimizing an application’s attack surface, according to the company.
Before he co-founded Slim, CEO John Amaral worked at Cisco for more than three years. He left the company in 2020 with the title of head of product for Cisco Cloud Security, according to his LinkedIn account.
Amaral came to Cisco in 2016 through the $293 million acquisition of CloudLock, where he had served as head of product for about a year, according to his LinkedIn account.
He worked at Trustwave for more than six years, leaving the company in 2015 with the title of senior vice president of product, according to his LinkedIn.