The cloud native service provider
Enabling companies to host core applications with ease. Helping speed up development, increase productivity and reduce costs.
Trusted by businesses and developers
Civo was born from a team who already had decades worth of experience in the hosting and data centre sector. Mark Boost our CEO was the founder of LCN.com which grew to become the 5th largest hosting company in the UK, before being sold in 2019.
Back in 2018 we were building a cloud platform for LCN.com, when we saw the need for a community-led cloud platform, focussing purely on Kubernetes. Born from necessity - this was the start of Civo.
We quickly turned our attention to Rancher Labs K3s - the lightweight Kubernetes distribution - and realised it was a great fit for our goal of creating a quick and easy platform for developers to integrate with their CI/CD and edge scenarios.
So in 2019 we launched the world's first K3s-powered, managed Kubernetes service into beta.
The beta was a huge success (learn more about our progress here), with a thriving community of passionate Kubernetes users; from beginners to battle-hardened k8s veterans.
Over the next 18 months we continued to improve and refine the Civo platform, listening to feedback from our amazing community along the way.
Fast forward to early 2021 and the time had arrived to take Civo from beta to an early access phase, which we did at KubeCon EU back in May 2021 to a fantastic reception.
Since then things have moved fast! Here are just some of the highlights of 2021...
- May 2021 - Civo comes out of beta and enters 'Early Access' phase at Kubecon EU
- April 2021 - Raised $840k seed funding from private investors
- August 2021 - Civo Academy is launched, with over 50 free videos to support grassroots learning and development
- September 2021 - Raised $2m funding, with strategic investment from Softbank-backed THG Ingenuity
- September 2021 - New German region launched in Frankfurt
- October 2021 - Civo moves 'General Availability' at Kubecon North America
Recent developments at Civo, especially the investment from THG Ingenuity, will accelerate our plans for 2022 and beyond. With new products, data centre regions, tools and features all on our roadmap in the near future.
Backed by THG
In September 2021 THG's technology division “Ingenuity” invested $2 million to take a minority stake in Civo.
This investment will fast track our plans to make Civo one of the leading cloud providers in the cloud native space. In 2022 and beyond we will be further investing in our infrastructure, including more regions across the globe, alongside our existing London, New York and Frankfurt regions.
THG Ingenuity provides ecommerce, security and hosting services to some of the world's leading brands including Honda, Nintendo and Gillete. In early 2021 Softbank invested $730 million in THG Ingenuity, with an option for a further $1.6 billion investment.
With THG Ingenuity on-board the future of Civo is assured for years to come.
What we stand for
Civo isn't just a Kubernetes platform. It's a community, and it's a vision of how we think cloud industry should be.
We're on a mission to help simplify Kubernetes and make it more accessible for developers of all levels.
Our goal has always been to develop a simplified, open cloud platform shaped by a global community in an ethical and transparent manner, while empowering positive social and environmental change.
We find innovative and creative ways to solve our users problems with simplicity in mind.
Act with integrity
We speak honestly to our users and colleagues alike, and ensure our actions match our words.
We take pride in our work, always striving to do our best and deliver the highest standards.
Support each other
We build and maintain an encouraging, fun and supportive relationship with both our staff and wider community.
We start each day enthusiastic and full of positive energy to drive us forward.