Strapi, a San Francisco, CA-based open-source “headless” content management system (CMS), raised $31m in Series B funding.
The round, which brought total funding to $45m, was led by CRV, with participation from Flex Capital and Index Ventures, and 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 an open source headless CMS in use across all industries at many Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, eBay, IBM, and Toyota.
More than 2,000 Strapi plug ins and providers have been created to date.
To find the best plug-ins, the company announced the launch of Strapi Market, the official marketplace giving users the option to leverage new features or integrations as part of their projects.
The PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) approach embraces the company’s open source DNA and preserves Strapi’s unique customization capabilities. Strapi Cloud offers a seamless deployment process. Developers can start their project locally and customize it according to what they need. They can also version it through Git to deploy it in seconds.