Strapi Secures $10 Million For Headless CMS Platform

Strapi Secures $10 Million For Headless CMS Platform

by NeoTech Post

Strapi, the open-source “headless” content management system (CMS), raised $10 million in a Series A funding round.

The round was led by Index Ventures, bringing the company’s total funding to $14 million. Strapi previously raised $4 million in seed funding (in October 2019) from Accel and Stride.VC.

Notable angel investors and open-source experts participating in the Series A round include: 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.

The company hired former Docker head of community, Victor Coisne, as VP of marketing and announced plans to open its first U.S. office in San Francisco. 

“Traditional CMS that was 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,” said Pierre Burgy, co-founder, and CEO of Strapi. 

“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.”

Strapi gives developers the freedom to integrate their favorite tools while reducing hosting and development costs. As a “Headless CMS,” Strapi provides “backend” functionality for mobile applications or any connected object. It is also particularly suitable for websites designed according to the JAMstack model (JavaScript, API, and pre-rendered markup, served without Web servers). 

Strapi is designed to work with popular front-end frameworks, including 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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