Strapi, a Paris, France-based open-source CMS, raises $4M in seed funding.
The round was led by Accel and Stride.vc, with participation from Solomon Hykes (Founder of Docker), Guillermo Rauch (Founder of Cloudup, Socket.io, Next.js and Zeit.co) and Eli Collins (Ex-CTO at Cloudera) and existing investors bpifrance, SGPA, François-Charles Debeunne (Altima) and Jean-Philippe Bellaiche (EIT Digital).
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.
Founded in May 2016 by Pierre Burgy (CEO), Aurélien Georget (CPO) and Jim Laurie (CTO), Strapi provides Headless, an open-source Headless Content Management System (CMS), with more than 500K downloads and 250 contributors.
Customizable and self-hosted, Strapi allows developers all over the world to design, manage and distribute content anywhere. It handles the design of data structure and allows writers to fill them with content. The content is then made available for universal use, allowing web applications to use any data needed to create any type of application, from websites to IoT applications.
Thousands of companies such as IBM, Asos, Walmart, Societe Generale, Discovery Channel and hundreds of web agencies are already using Strapi.