Based out of Paris, Strapi, the open-source “headless” content management system (CMS) has raised $10 million (approx €9.1 million) in Series A led by Index Ventures, bringing the company’s total funding to $14 million (approx €12.7 million).
Other angel investors and open-source experts including 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 also participated.
Through application programming interfaces (APIs), Strapi enables companies to efficiently manage the distribution of this content from a single source and personalize the message so that it is more suited to each channel.
Pierre Burgy, co-founder, and CEO of Strapi:
“Traditional CMS that was introduced 20 years ago, has 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 customised. 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.”
No.1 open-source headless CMS!
Founded in May 2016 as a school project in Paris, France by Pierre Burgy (CEO), Aurélien Georget (CPO) and Jim Laurie (CTO), Strapi is the number one open-source headless CMS with 25,000 stars on GitHub, 400 contributors, more than 1 million downloads and is in use at many Global 500 companies across all industries such as IBM, NASA, and Walmart.
The French startup gives developers the freedom to integrate their favorite tools while reducing hosting and development costs. It also provides “backend” functionality for mobile applications or any type of connected object.
Works with popular front-end frameworks!
Notably, Strapi is designed to work with the most 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.
By making the administrator panel and API easily customizable and extensible through a plug-in system, Strapi enables the world’s largest companies to accelerate content delivery while building better digital experiences.
Main image credits: Strapi
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