Today, Netlify announced the close of its $30m Series B financing led by Kleiner Perkins.
Partnering with visionary founders on a mission to change the way the world works is the essence of what we do as venture investors. From the moment we first met Matt Biilmann and Chris Bach of Netlify, it was clear that they embodied this persona. Netlify’s mission is to modernize the web by providing developers with a global application delivery network that completely abstracts away the challenges associated with infrastructure and hosting. While a lofty ambition to say the least, their incredible progress less than a year since raising their Series A convinced us that Netlify was well on its way. We believe this is a platform capable of becoming the de-facto web hosting and deployment workflow for the tens of millions (and counting) of developers on earth.
Today, most websites still rely on origin servers in a single location to generate pages in response to user requests. However, the complexity of modern apps has far surpassed the performance and scalability limits of this architecture. The most sophisticated have turned to elaborate configurations of web and database servers, load balancers, and CDN caching to overcome this. However, the added complexity tends to lead to instability, excessive maintenance, poor developer experience, and security vulnerabilities.
We believe this is the future of the web, and are grateful for the opportunity to support Matt, Chris, and the rest of the Netlify team on their mission to make this future a reality. If you are interested in what Netlify is working on, they are hiring for a variety of full-time roles. Join us!