Vercel Raises $21M in Series A Funding


Vercel (formerly known as Zeit), a San Francisco, CA-based creator of a Next.js web framework, raised $21m in Series A funding.

The round was led by Accel, CRV, with participation from React creator Jordan Walke, and GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.

The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and business reach.

Led by Guillermo Rauch, Vercel provides a cloud platform that optimizes the entire development and deployment experience for frontend teams. Vercel is the company behind Next.js, a React framework chosen by enterprises and a key technology in the Jamstack architecture (JavaScript / APIs / Markup). Jamstack is focusing on separating the frontend from the back-end with new abstraction methods that favor an improved developer experience and site performance.

More than 30,000 production sites at companies like Airbnb, GoDaddy, Hulu, Nike, Ticketmaster, and Uber currently are running Next.js.



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