With $ 105 million in new funding, Jamstack creator Netlify buys startup GraphQL OneGraph

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Netlify Inc., creator of the automated web development platform Jamstack, today announced that it has raised $ 105 million in a recent round of funding, bringing its total amount raised to $ 212 million to date.

The news came as the company revealed it had acquired OneGraph Inc., which sells a GraphQL platform that simplifies the integration and management of application programming interfaces and services.

Today’s Series D was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and included existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, BOND, EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Mango Capital and Menlo Ventures.

Netlify jam stack is a cloud-based platform for automating web development projects. Traditionally, to build a website or web application, developers had to set up production servers, a test server to validate code updates, a deployment pipeline to deliver those code updates to the website. and a content delivery network. Netlify has brought all of these features together on one platform that it says will dramatically speed up the workflow for programmers.

One of the features of the Netlify banner is that it integrates directly with code hosting services like GitHub. Developers can connect the startup’s platform to the repository where they host a project’s code files and, with a few commands, automatically turn those files into a working site.

“A platform like Netlify is all about simplification,” noted Chris Bach, co-founder and chairman of Netlify, in a 2020 interview on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s video studio. “Now you just have to maintain your content and you don’t have to worry about all the different environments, what is up to date and what the infrastructure looks like. We push a button, it engages on GitHub, you have it deployed for you, and it looks the same everywhere. “

The Jamstack platform has proven to be popular, with developers from companies such as VMware Inc., ServiceNow Inc., Twilio Inc., Okta Inc., Box Inc. and Unilever Plc all using it to build, deploy and develop web applications. Netifly estimates that approximately 16% of the world’s internet population visit at least one platform powered by Jamstack every month.

The company hopes its acquisition of OneGraph will help further drive innovation on its platform by making it easier for developers to build apps and websites. Previously, developers had to rely on their own middleware and workflows to connect the different APIs and technologies that their applications require. By integrating technology from OneGraph, Netlify said that Jamstack now integrates natively with all major web frameworks, APIs, and development tools.

Netlify said it will use some of the money raised today to try to foster more innovation within the Jamstack ecosystem. He creates the Jamstack Innovation Fund to provide both capital and business support to emerging companies that are creating useful tools and services around Jamstack.

The company is also committed to investing an additional $ 1 million in direct open source project sponsorships, project promotion and upstream contributions through a dedicated development team.

Netlify co-founder and CEO Matt Biilmann said the innovation happening within the Jamstack ecosystem is just a glimpse of what the modern web will ultimately become. “This latest investment will strengthen the ecosystem at the technical and community levels, enabling developers around the world to become the composers of the modern web,” he promised.

The company will also use today’s funding to accelerate the development of new technologies and “unite Jamstack into one seamless platform to compose web applications with the best developer experience”.

Holger Mueller, analyst at Constellation Research Inc., said SiliconANGLE Netlify is progressing as businesses increasingly need code to successfully digital transform.

“This extra code can only be created by increasing developer productivity and that’s exactly what Netlify is doing with Jamstack,” Mueller said. “It helps developers focus more on the code and less on the plumbing of systems management and DevOps. “

Here is the full interview with Bach and Billmann, where they discuss the benefits of Jamstack in more depth:

Image: Netlify

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