PaaS Provider Netlify Receives $30 Million Investment
October 12, 2018
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider Netlify has received a $30 million investment. Netlify, which has offices in Dogpatch, San Francisco, California, United States, was established in 2015. The company’s platform offers a ‘Global Application Delivery Network’ that provides “instant global performance” by integrating and automating hosting processes and eliminating the need to set up hosting servers. “We’re not trying to make managing infrastructure easy,” explained Netlify’s CEO and founder Mathias Biilmann. “We want to make it totally unnecessary”.
Netlify’s latest round of investment was led by Mamoon Hamid of Kleiner Perkins alongside Andreessen Horowitz and key figures from Figma, Slack, Yelp, and GitHub. The $30 million the company received will be used to help it achieve its global ambitions. Netlify’s unique solution allows users to create content and applications directly on their platform. The company believes that in the future all Internet websites will one day be underpinned by similar application delivery networks.
“The cloud made it faster, easier, and cheaper to provision servers, vms, and containers,” said Mathias Biilmann, Netlify Founder and CEO. “But more devices always bring more complications. Customers have come to us with AWS environments that have dozens or even hundreds of them for a single application. Our goal is to remove the requirement for those servers completely. We’re not trying to make managing infrastructure easy. We want to make it totally unnecessary.”