About Us

Developers can change the world.

Empowered developers can change the world faster.

Our mission is to empower developers to own the services they deliver.

We are Ambassador Labs (previously Datawire), the company behind Ambassador, the most popular Kubernetes-Native API Gateway. We built Ambassador to help developers own the services they deliver. What we call service ownership. With service ownership, developers own services, not just the code behind the services. Developers can safely write, deploy, release, and run code, enabling them to rapidly change services and observe the impact of those changes. This process creates an accelerating loop of experimentation and improvement. The result is that our customers code, test, and ship services at blistering fast rates when compared to their competitors.

Built for Kubernetes managed environments, the Ambassador Edge Stack, goes beyond traditional API Gateways and Ingress Controllers with the advanced edge features needed to support developer self-service. Built on the industry-leading Envoy Proxy, the Ambassador Edge Stack is available in both open source and commercial editions. Ambassador Edge Stack is the most popular Kubernetes-native API Gateway.

Headquartered in Boston, Ambassador Labs has development locations around the world, including Portland, London, and Montreal.

Awards and Recognition

We are honored to have received the following awards and are proud to have the most popular and highest quality Kubernetes-Native API Gateway.

2020 People’s Choice Stevie®: Favorite New API Management Solution

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2020 IT Gold Award: Application Programming Interfaces (API) Management

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SILVER STEVIE® WINNER: API Management Solution

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Ambasssador: The Most Popular Kubernetes-Native API Gateway


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Ambassador Labs is a proud member and contributor to the cloud-native community.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Linux Foundation


Envoy Proxy

We've assembled a leadership team for rapid growth.

Ambassador Labs is led by a seasoned management team, advised by the best business and technical advisors, backed by top investors, and guided by thought leaders.

Meet Edgy

Here at Ambassador Labs, Edgy is not just a logo. The different Edgy characters create and represent the energy around our different projects.

History of Edgy

Ambassador Labs is backed by top venture firms.

Our investors understand how to build great infrastructure software companies. They were early investors in JBOSS, CloudBees, Apollo GraphQL, Docker, and New Relic. They understand how to build a commercial software company that embraces open source.


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We are Hiring!

Driven? Smart? Curious? Learn more about joining the team! We are hiring in our Boston, Portland, London and Montreal offices, as well as remote offices.

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