Strapi Secures $31 Million in Series B Funding to Further Develop Open Source Headless Content Management System and Deliver Cloud Platform
Strapi, the leading open-source "headless" content management system (CMS), today announced 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 Biilmann Christensen.
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 the leading open source headless CMS with more than 45,000 stars on GitHub, 750 contributors, 7 million downloads and is in use across all industries at many Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, eBay, IBM, and Toyota.
"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 parter 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."
More than 25,000 companies use Strapi to save countless hours developing future-proof applications - making content management more composable and collaborative.
There are already more than 2,000 Strapi plug-ins and providers that have been developed to date. To find the best Strapi plug-ins in this massive and open ecosystem, Strapi announced the launch of Strapi Market, the official marketplace giving users the option to leverage new features or integrations as part of their projects.
At StrapiConf 2022 the company revealed plans to launch Strapi Cloud to easily deploy, host, and scale Strapi projects.
The PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) approach embraces the company's open source DNA and preserves 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 is planned for 2023. In the meantime, those interested in the 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.
About CRV Ventures
Strapi is venture-backed by Accel, CRV, Flex Capital, Index Ventures, and Stride.VC as well as notable angel investors and open source experts.