German startup GraphCMS GmbH, whose product allows companies to distribute omni-channel content at scale, has announced a seed extension round of €2.5 million. The round was led by Peak Capital, with GraphCMS being their first investment in the German startup ecosystem. Existing investor Paua Ventures, as well as strategic angel investors Evan Weaver (CEO and founder of Fauna DB), Mirko Novakovic (CEO and founder of Instana), and Emma Tracey (CEO and founder of honeypot.io) have joined the round as well.
GraphCMS, founded in 2017, provides a Headless CMS which offers web developers and digital marketers a way to collect and distribute content for websites, apps and any other web application from one single source. In this way, it helps customers to deliver digital omni-channel experiences at scale, reduce the time needed to launch new applications and increase their ROI. Currently 30,000 developers and businesses around the world use GraphCMS to deliver digital experiences at scale, including major players like Unilever, Shure, Prym and Discovery.
The new investment comes shortly after a major update and rebranding of the GraphCMS product of last month (see explainer video below). This new product enables mid-to-large scale organizations to migrate to a Headless CMS with a rich feature set and robust GraphQL API, without having to worry about overheads like security, infrastructure, flexibility and scalability.
Michael Lukaszczyk, CEO and Founder of GraphCMS, commented on the investment: “In addition to the further commitment by Paua Ventures, we’re thrilled to welcome Peak Capital as investors, as well as Evan Weaver, Mirko Novakovic and Emma Tracey. Throughout our discussions it’s been very clear that Peak Capital is extremely focused on our vision of helping companies modernise their tech stack and deliver better experiences. We’re confident that having them on board with their established network and years of experience will accelerate the growth of GraphCMS.”
David Zwagemaker from Peak Capital added: “We are very impressed with the speed at which Michael, Daniel and the team have managed to build an enterprise-grade CMS product. The introduction of their new GraphQL core engine makes GraphCMS more performant than most other CMS providers, which is a strong competitive edge. We believe the shift towards Headless CMS systems will continue and are excited to be part of this journey with GraphCMS.”
GraphCMS will use the fresh funds to further develop their product and to strengthen their growth in the mid-to-large scale enterprise segment in their key markets in North America and Europe.