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Cloud-native networking, security & observability

101-200 employees
  • B2B
  • Security
  • Enterprise
  • SaaS
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
Cupertino, CA

Company mission

Isovalent's mission is to provide networking, security and observability to mission critical cloud native environments.

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69% employee growth in 12 months

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Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

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Modern workloads and environments require a new approach to networking security, with the traditional Linux networking approach simply not working in a cloud-native environment. Isovalent supplies networking, security and observability services for cloud environments, with technology based on eBPF (Extended Berkeley Packet Filter) - which allows the running of programs without the need to change the kernel source code or add additional modules.

As the parent company of Cilium - an open source, cloud native solution for network connectivity between workloads (which is based on eBPF) - Isovalent showcases the commitment to open source upon which the company is built. Since its founding, it has grown to serve engineering teams at major enterprises including Adobe, Palantir, IKEA, and Sky. Through Isovalent's technology, these clients are able to implement enterprise-grade connectivity across their cloud native environments.

With good funding at its back, Isovalent is looking to expand its team to support accelerating demand for its products, as well as continue the rise of Cilium as the leading technology for Kubernetes networking, security, and service mesh. As more and more businesses transfer to the cloud in the coming years, it is more than likely the opportunity for Isovalent's growth is only set to rise.


  • Company-wide offsites
  • Flexible time off
  • Mental health and wellbeing program, complemented by employee support channels and a monthly stipend
  • Inclusive parental leave
  • Other benefits vary by location and may include pension, 401K, health insurance

Company values

  • Remote First: We strongly believe in a remote-first philosophy. Our work and communication culture allows teams to be successful regardless of their location
  • Mutual Respect: It is the cornerstone of our values to foster trust and create a safe space for growth and innovation and is at the heart of everything we do
  • Open- Source & Transparency: Our culture is deeply rooted in Open Source principles. We thrive on openness, transparency, and inclusion
  • Work & Adventure Balance: The work we do is very exciting and challenging. We encourage hard-work but also encourage our team to take the time needed to recharge and balance life. We are here to support each other in that personal balance
  • Personal Growth: This means different things to each of us and at Isovalent, we are dedicated to supporting your unique growth objectives, whatever they may be

Funding (2 rounds)

Sep 2022



Nov 2020




Total funding

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Held a number of Product Management roles at companies such as VMware. Previously a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Held a range of software engineering positions including at Red Hat and Cisco. Has also co-founded Cilium.

Diversity & Inclusion at Isovalent

  • Isovalent is committed to fostering a culture that celebrates diversity, inclusion and an authentic workspace. We understand that not everyone who applies from a more diverse background will meet all the requirements on day one. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there’s any way we can make the interview process better for you; we’re happy to accommodate!