On Tuesday, Appwrite reported that it has raised $27 million in a Series A round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, Ibex Investors, and Seedcamp. The Series A financing will be used to expand the Appwrite staff, product development, and open source community support. The Israeli firm has a 100% remote workforce of 27 people scattered across 16 nations.
Appwrite is a self-hosted solution that provides developers with a set of simple REST APIs for managing their backend requirements. With over 150,000 developers and 550 maintainers throughout the world, Appwrite is one of the fastest growing open source platforms on GitHub today. Appwrite has added real-time features, a native Software Development Kit (SDK) for both Android and iOS, and significant updates to existing services since the Seed phase.
“Our vision is to expand the Appwrite ecosystem of APIs to allow developers to build any kind of secure, innovative application fast,” said Eldad Fux, Founder and CEO of Appwrite. “This latest funding round will help us do exactly that but equally important is that this round is a testament to the resilience and power of open source communities driving the next wave of developer tools. Appwrite is committed to supporting its burgeoning community and the open source community overall.”
As a self-taught software developer, Fux began his development career by contributing to open source software projects at a young age. Appwrite began as a side project to assist developers focus on building their products rather than coding the same repetitious services and APIs that every product requires.