Docker provides an open-source project for deploying applications inside software containers.


Docker is a company that participated in the YC S10 cohort of Y Combinator and raised an estimated $28,679,147.


On September 1, 2010 Docker announced raising $120,000 in pre-seed funding from Y Combinator and Brainchild Holdings.


On February 28, 2011 Docker announced raising $800,000 in angel funding from Trinity Ventures, Brainchild Holdings, Roger Dickey, Raymond Tonsing, Kenny Van Zant, Jonathan Abrams, Jerry Yang, Eric Urhane, Chris Sacca, and Ashvin Patel.

Series A

On March 15, 2011 Docker announced raising $12 million in series A funding from ACE & Company.

Series B

On January 21, 2014 Docker announced raising $15 million in series B funding from Greylock Partners (lead investor), Trinity Ventures, Insight Partners, Pamela Mouvace, and Benchmark.

Series C

On September 16, 2014 Docker announced raising $40 million in series C funding from Sequoia Capital (lead investor), Trinity Ventures, Insight Partners, Greylock Partners, and AME Cloud Ventures.

Series D

On April 14, 2015 Docker announced raising $95 million in series D funding from Insight Partners (lead investor), Trinity Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Northern Trust, Lowercase Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, Greylock Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Coatue Management.

Series D II

On November 9, 2015 Docker announced raising a second series D round with $18 million in funding from Trinity Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Insight Partners, Ignition Partners, Greylock Partners.

Secondary market

On May 5, 2017 Docker announced raising an undisclosed amount of secondary market funding from SharesPost Investment Management.

Series E

On October 6, 2017 Docker announced raising $91.9 million in series E funding from The Family, SharesPost Investment Management, Salesforce Ventures, Cross Creek, Benchmark, and Base Partners.


On November 13, 2019 Docker announced raising $35 million in venture funding from Insight Partners and Benchmark.


May 1, 2019
Docker announces Docker Foundation to provide inclusive access to education and technology to underrepresented communities
October 6, 2017
Docker raises a $91,900,000 series E round from The Family, Cross Creek, Base Partners, Greenspring Associates and Salesforce Ventures.
January 2014
Docker raises a $15,000,000 series B round from Trinity Ventures, Benchmark, Insight Venture Partners, Greylock Partners and Jerry Yang.
February 28, 2011
Docker raises a $800,000 angel round from Ashvin Patel, Trinity Ventures, Jonathan Abrams, Chris Sacca, Raymond Tonsing, Eric Urhane, Roger Dickey, Kenny Van Zant, Jerry Yang and Brainchild Ventures.
September 1, 2010
Docker raises a $120,000 seed round from Y Combinator and Brainchild Ventures.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Docker Series E round
October 6, 2017
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