The idea to start CodeSandbox hit Ives van Hoorne when he was on a trip to St. Ives, England. Ar that time, he was working on the conversion of Catawiki to React. While he was gone, he received loads of queries from other developers about React. “But there was no easy way for me to answer them without having access to an editor where I could access the libraries we have,” he says. This realisation instigated him to launch CodeSandbox with Bas Buursma in 2017.
Series A funding
Now the Amsterdam-based company has raised a new round of $12.7M (nearly €10.83M) Series A funding, led by EQT Ventures, bringing its total funding raised to $15M (approx €12.8M). The round also received participation from existing investors, Kleiner Perkins, Arches Capital, and Vercel founder Guillermo Rauch accompanied by new angels Andreas Blixt and Daniel Gebler.