Austria-based Storyblok, the world’s first headless CMS that works for both developers and business users, has announced that it has closed $47 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Mubadala Capital (that invested in re:cap and Getir) and HV Capital alongside participation from existing investors 3VC and firstminute capital.
Expansion and growth plans
The funding will be used to continue building the best CMS experience for developers and marketers who want to scale their storytelling. With the fresh funding, Storyblok will further accelerate product innovation, growth into the U.S. and Europe and expansion into APAC. Also, it will focus on the growth of its ecosystem of partners and apps.
Previously, Storyblok raised $8.5 million Series A funding in February 2021 for its global expansion. Since then, it has increased the size of its team by 500% across 38 countries and more than doubled its users, projects, and agency partners.
“We’ve been big believers in Storyblok from day one, and the speed at which the company has managed to scale since our Series A investment has been remarkable. Storyblok’s strong organic traction is a real testament to the quality of the product Dominik and Alex have built, and we are excited to continue our partnership with the Storyblok team,” said Fatou Bintou Sagnang, Partner at Mubadala Capital Ventures.
“As a truly remote company with a global customer base, Storyblok is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the global content management market. The company’s remote-first philosophy, along with Dominik’s and Alexander’s vision, gives them tremendous advantages to scale their product globally at a rapid pace and quickly won our investment team over. We’re delighted to be partnering with Storyblok and its innovative team to further support the company’s growth ambitions,” said Jannis Fett, Investment Manager at HV Capital.
“Changing the way content is managed and published online is an ambitious goal that requires the support of bold investors,” said Dominik Angerer, Co-Founder and CEO of Storyblok. “HV Capital, Mubadala Capital, 3VC, and firstminute capital see the massive need and opportunity to make ‘publish once, deploy everywhere’ the new standard in enterprise content management.”
Headless CMS for developers and content editors!
Storyblok was founded by Dominik Angerer and Alexander Feiglstorfer in 2017 during their time working at a web development agency. Their inability to find a system that would be a good fit for both developers and content editors, inspired them to build a headless CMS that works for all users.
Currently, Storyblok is used by 74,000 developers and marketers from over 130 countries, building 120,000 projects. Leading brands such as Adidas, Renault, and Marc O’Polo use Storyblok to organise content and tell better stories globally and instantaneously on all channels.
Headless CMS represents the next generation of content management systems. It promises a significantly higher degree of flexibility.
The upcoming launch of the all-new Storyblok CMS will bring enhancements to digital asset management, visual editing, and real-time collaboration that further harmonise content operations across all teams. These updates make it even easier for enterprises to have full control of their content in a world where it needs to be everywhere at the same time: websites, mobile, IoT, the metaverse, and beyond.