Updated: October 21, 2019
Whereas a traditional CMS typically combines the content and presentation layers of a website, a headless CMS is just the content component and focuses entirely on the administrative interface for content creators, the facilitation of content workflows and collaboration, and the organization of content into taxonomies.
2019. Headless CMS company Strapi raises $4 million
French startup Strapi that develops open-source Node.js headless content management system has raised a $4 million. Strapi has become quite popular in the headless CMS space, with 500,000 downloads and 250 contributors to the open-source project. Anybody can download Strapi and run it on their own server. You can then develop your front end, fetch content in your mobile app using the Strapi API and more. Strapi lets you customize the admin panel so that you only see the fields you need when you add content. It works with SQLite, MongoDB, MySQL and Postgres databases. The company plans to build an ecosystem of plugins to expand the features of your CMS installation. Eventually, the startup could launch a hosted version of Strapi so you don’t have to manage the server infrastructure yourself.
2019. Contentstack raises $31.5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform
Contentstack, a startup that offers a headless CMS platform for enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $31.5 million Series A. The company says that it saw its revenue grow by 4x in the first half of 2019 compared to the same time period last year. The company tells that it is getting traction across industries, but retail, travel/hospitality, sports/entertainment and tech are doing especially well. Like most companies at the Series A stage, Contentstack says it will use the new funding to scale its sales and marketing team and build out its partner ecosystem and community around the product. Sampat also tells me that the company plans to expand beyond its core regions of the U.S., India and Europe by moving into the APAC region in the first half of 2020, mostly with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.