Czech startup Zerops raises $500k in a pre-seed investment round

Zerops, a Prague-based developer of a cloud platform that builds, deploys, and manages apps, has raised $500,000 in a pre-Seed investment round backed by Presto Ventures and Gi21 Capital. The investment will help accelerate the integration and global expansion of the platform. Presto Ventures shares the investment details with AIN.

About Zerops

  • Co-founded in 2017 by Ales Rechtorik and Jan Saidl as a spin-off from VSHosting, Zerops develops a platform for developing, deploying, and running applications, regardless of their size or complexity.
  • According to Zerops, it pursues the goal to simplify the life and work of developers with a straightforward premise: every programmer should have their own environment, and every environment should be as similar as possible to the production environment.

Zerops is the very definition of a ‘by developers for developers’ product. The core of our vision, as well as our guiding principle, is making developers’ lives easier. While staying humble, well aware of the behemoth of the cloud industry, we’re working hard to gain the trust of the early adopters from the developer community. And to make our vision come true, we’re expanding the Zerops team,

Ales Rechtorik, Zerops, CEO & co-founder, commented.

Investment details

  • The fresh investment was co-led by the Czech-based venture capital firm Presto Ventures and Gi21 Capital, a venture capital investment firm also based in Prague.
  • Regardless of the investment, the startup maintains its strategic partnership with VSHosting’s global parent company, Contabo Group (part of the KKR portfolio from 2022).

Zerops plans to use the new capital to add integration with frameworks and open source software, expand the knowledge base and documentation, improve the onboarding process, and gain traction in preparation for global expansion.

In March 2024, Presto Ventures had another pre-seed investment announced, when the Czech startup Lakmoos managed to secure €300,000 from the fund.