Containous is the leading cloud-native networking company behind the open source reverse proxy Traefik and the simpler service mesh, Maesh.

Containous brings the future of cloud-native networking by offering powerful tools to ease the deployment of your modern IT environments.

Containous was founded in 2016 by Emile Vauge. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with an office in Lyon, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France.

Containous’ mission is to bring the first multi-cloud networking platform for dynamic infrastructure to simplify cloud and microservices adoption journey for all enterprises.

Containous' popular open source projects include Traefik, the cloud-native edge router with more than 1 billion downloads and used by the world’s largest web companies, and Maesh, a service mesh designed to simplify service-to-service communications for developers building modern, cloud-native applications.


Containous' Traefik has particular momentum in the enterprise space, counting eBay, Condé Nast, Nutanix, Talend, Mozilla, and PrestaShop among the users leveraging the solution in production environments.


Containous has raised $10M in a Series A financing on Jan 13, 2020. The round is backed by Balderton Capital, Elaia, and 360 Capital Partners. 



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $10M over 1 Round (Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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