Netlify snags $105M Series D to fuel Jamstack-focused web development – TechCrunch

Netlify came early to the idea of separating front-end design and back-end business processes on websites. It embraced Jamstack and microservices when those technologies were not well understood. It’s a fairly common way to build a website today, but it wasn’t always the case when they started.

Perhaps that knowledge and understanding is what attracted investors to the company. Today, Netlify announced a $105 million Series D at a $2 billion valuation. It comes 18 months after the company’s $53 million C round.

Bessemer Venture Partners led today’s round with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bond, EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Mango Capital and Menlo Ventures. The company has now raised close to $200 million, according to Crunchbase data.

Matt Biilmann, Netlify CEO and co-founder, said that in the early days, they had to educate and convince people that the change in architecture that Netlify was trying to bring about was a real thing. Today, it’s a different story.

“So that architectural shift is absolutely happening, and is only accelerating. And that’s in the background of why we also raised this next round to really accelerate that, to fuel the developer revolution and advance [this] modern way [of developing websites], and to also tackle the next set of challenges. That starts with when it becomes evident that this shift in architecture is real and lasting,” Biilmann told me.

He said that the goal now is to tackle the next level of friction, which involves managing multiple APIs and how