Dev Tools Startup Hasura raises $1.6 Million from Nexus Ventures, Others

Bengaluru and San Francisco based developer tools startup Hasura has raised $1.6 Mn in a Seed round of funding led by Nexus Venture Partners along with GREE Ventures.

The startup plans to use these funds to accelerate product development to make sure its offerings continue to remain on the cutting edge, and to strengthen its marketing and developer relations teams, as shared by Rajoshi Ghosh, COO, Hasura in a media statement.

The name Hasura comes from a portmanteau of Asura, the Sanskrit word for demon, and Haskell. Asura refers to daemons, or computer programs that run as background processes. Haskell is the functional programming language used to build Hasura in.

The Hasura platform gives developers an extremely high-performance data layer (GraphQL and JSON), API gateway with authentication middleware, and GitOps automation. Hasura also provisions Kubernetes clusters on different cloud-vendors in a single command for developers and allows complete porting of a application from one cloud-vendor to another automatically.

In essence, it offers a kind of DIY kit which allows developers to easily build their codes for all sorts of applications.

“We at Nexus believe Kubernetes is going to change the way applications are being built and redefine DevOps boundaries and tooling. Using Hasura’s platform, developers can now create cloud-native, portable and “elastic” applications within a few minutes without knowing anything about Kubernetes in the beginning,” said Sameer Brij Verma, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners.

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