Contentful has announced on December 4, 2017 that it has secured USD 28 million in series C financing. 

Led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Balderton Capital, and Point Nine Capital, the round puts the total funding raised to date to USD 45 million.

Contentful was founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2014 by Sascha Konietzke and Paolo Negri out of dissatisfaction with the existing web-focused CMSes. In 2017 Contentful began to execute its overseas expansion plan by opening its US headquarters in San Francisco and growing the team to over 140 employees worldwide.

“We’re living in the time of a Software Industrial Revolution, and Contentful is right in the middle of the action,” said Sascha Konietzke, CEO and co-founder of Contentful. “Building a modern business means building software, and the way software is built changed dramatically. Developer teams are now using a modular software development stack based on purpose-built platform services that can be reused across all their applications.”

The newly acquired capital will be used to double down on the content infrastructure capabilities, growing its partner network, building its developer ecosystem, as well as scaling solution engineering and supporting enterprises. To meet these goals, the company will invest heavily in talent acquisition in the first quarters of the upcoming year.

“At General Catalyst, we focus on user-centric products that have the potential to become hugely useful in enterprises. Contentful is among this new ecosystem of platform services, which provide a fundamentally new infrastructure for building modern applications,” said Trevor Oelschig, Managing Director at General Catalyst.

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