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Kubernetes and sigstore founders raise .5M to launch software supply chain startup Stacklok

Kubernetes and sigstore founders raise $17.5M to launch software supply chain startup Stacklok

After being instrumental in launching the Kubernetes open source project, Kubernetes co-founders Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda left Google to launch Heptio in 2016. They then sold the company to VMware in 2018. Both left VMware in 2022 and McLuckie went on to found a stealth startup after a short stint as an entrepreneur in residence at Accel. Now we know this stealth startup is Stacklok, which aims to build tools and services that focus on software supply chain security. To build Stacklok, McLuckie teamed up with Luke Hinds as the company’s CTO. Hinds is the founder of the sigstore project, which has become the default open source project that sits at the core of many supply chain stacks. As Hinds told me, sigstore took shape during the early days of the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, while he was working at Red Hat. Image Credits: Stacklok “I’ve had the idea in my head for quite a while, but with open source ecosystems, there’s a lot of dark matter out there — such a huge spaghetti …