CodeSandbox, an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based startup that enables teams to prototype, build and host web applications with its rapid web development platform, raised $12.7m in Series A funding.
The round was led by the EQT Ventures fund with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins, Arches Capital, and angel investor Guillermo Rauch. and new angels Andreas Blixt and Daniel Gebler.
The company will use the funds to launch its forthcoming team product, Pro Workspaces, and scale its remote-first development team.
Founded in 2017 by former Facebook developer Ives van Hoorne (CEO) and industrial designer Bas Buursma (COO), CodeSandbox provides collaborative sandboxes for rapid web development used by more than 2.5M developers each month, including within organizations like Shopify, Atlassian, and Stripe and thousands of open source projects, including React, Vue, and Babel, among others. With its free, instant and collaborative sandboxes, the company enables users to create static sites, components and full-stack web apps within seconds.
With the launch of Pro Workspaces, CodeSandbox is giving developers and product teams of all sizes a purpose-built platform to collaborate on code — either to get feedback or code together on ideas. A designer can provide quick UI feedback, a product manager can see how their specification is being implemented and marketing will be able to update associated copy. CodeSandbox Pro Workspaces is currently available by invitation only and teams can join the waitlist here as more people will be added throughout Q4 2020.