Strapi Raises $10 Million In Series A Funding

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  • Strapi previously raised $4 million in seed funding in October 2019
  • Strapi said that it gives developers the freedom to integrate their favorite tools while reducing hosting and development costs

Strapi, the open source content management system (CMS), has announced that it has raised $10 million in Series A led by Index Ventures. This takes the company’s total funding to $14 million.

The company said that notable angel investors and open-source experts are also participating in the round. It includes Augusto Marietti and Marco Palladino, respectively CEO and CTO of Kong, David Cramer, co-founder and CTO of Sentry, Florian Douetteau, co-founder and CEO of Dataiku.

$4 million in seed funding in October 2019

Strapi previously raised $4 million in seed funding in October 2019 with Accel and Stride. VC. It had hired former Docker head of community, Victor Coisne as vice president of marketing and announced its plans to open its first U.S. office in San Francisco.

Pierre Burgy, co-founder, and CEO of Strapi said, “Traditional CMS that were introduced 20 years ago, have a monolithic legacy architecture that is difficult to maintain, often slow, and vulnerable to hackers while most modern CMS lack flexibility and ability to be customized. Strapi is making content management easy, fast, and secure for everyone. With the help of our vibrant and growing open source community, we’ve created one of the most customizable and flexible CMS on the market — empowering developers to quickly and easily create robust APIs powering millions of digital projects.”

Manage the distribution of content from a single source

Companies want their content to be easily distributed over different communication channels. This includes websites, web and mobile applications, and connected objects. With the help of application programming interfaces (APIs), Strapi said that it enables companies to efficiently manage the distribution of this content from a single source and personalise the message so that it is more suited to each channel.

Ari Helgason, principal at Index Ventures, a global venture capital firm that is also the backer of Confluent, Elastic, and Kong said, “The proliferation of different types of content being consumed on a growing number of devices has created a lot of complexity. Because of this developers are taking the lead in building modern, custom solutions to make all content available anytime. We’ve been impressed by Strapi’s API-based open-source approach that puts developers in charge, and are excited to partner with the Strapi team in building the CMS that will be powering the internet.”

Reducing hosting and development costs

Strapi said that it gives developers the freedom to integrate their favorite tools while reducing hosting and development costs. It provides “backend” functionality for mobile applications or any type of connected object. It is especially suitable for websites designed according to the JAMstack model (JavaScript, API, and pre-rendered markup, served without Web servers). The company said that it is designed to work with the most popular front-end frameworks like Gatsby, Nuxt, Next.js, or any other static site generator. It supports most databases and can be requested using both REST and GraphQL

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