Strap yourself in, because Strapi has some big news.
The open source headless CMS vendor just announced that it has raised $31 million in Series B funding led by CRV – bringing the company’s total funding to $45 million. Flex Capital and Index Ventures also participated in the round along with new angel investors including former Github CEO, Nat Friedman, Algolia co-founder Nicolas Dessaigne, and Netlify CEO, Matt Billmann Christensen.
As tech enterprises mull the realities of a souring global economy, Strapi seems bullish about its future prospects. And why not? With 45,000 stars on GitHub, 750 contributors, and 7 million downloads, Strapi is clearly establishing its position as a premier headless CMS in a growing sea of commoditized competitors.
“This round speaks volumes about Strapi’s rapid adoption among developers who need a content management system customizable enough to overcome the complexity associated with a long tail of use cases that works across more and more devices, formats, sources, and stakeholders,” said Pierre Burgy, CEO, Strapi. “It gives us the opportunity to continue building a sustainable business and invest in the development of the Strapi open source community and ecosystem. Most importantly, it will enable us to deliver on our mission of empowering millions of people to share and manage any content, anywhere.”
“Finding a content management system that delights developers and allows them to move fast while providing the content managers with a high level of autonomy remains a challenge for many companies,” said Reid Christian, general partner at CRV. ”With its developer-first approach based on open source and customization, Strapi is uniquely positioned to solve that challenge for many companies across a large range of applications and use cases.”
Founded in May 2016 as a school project by Pierre Burgy (CEO), Aurélien Georget (chief product officer), and Jim Laurie (chief user success officer), Strapi is a leading open source headless CMS. The platform is in use across a wide range of industries and at many Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, eBay, IBM, and Toyota.
More than ever, composability seems to be the essential ingredient for building modern digital experiences. According to Strapi's press release, more than 25,000 companies use its CMS to save countless hours developing future-proof applications – making content management more composable and collaborative.
To bolster its composable posture, Strapi has embraced a marketplace strategy that has already amassed more than 2,000 plug-ins and providers to date. To navigate this massive and open ecosystem, Strapi announced the launch of its Strapi Market, giving users the option to leverage new features or integrations as part of their projects.
At this year's StrapiConf 2022, the company revealed plans to launch Strapi Cloud – a new solution for easily deploying, hosting, and scaling Strapi projects. The PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) approach embraces the company’s open source DNA while preserving Strapi’s unique customization capabilities.
With Strapi Cloud, the company is offering a seamless deployment process that enables developers to start their project locally, customize it according to their needs, version it through Git, and deploy it in seconds.
General availability for Strapi Cloud is planned for 2023. In the meantime, anyone interested in the company's beta program can join the waitlist.
To learn more about Strapi’s vision for the future of Content Management, go to: https://strapi.io/blog.
CRV is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage tech startups. Since 1970, the firm has invested in more than 500 startups at their most crucial stages, including Airtable, DoorDash and Vercel. Founders need more than capital to build a great company.