About us

The Strapi story

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    The Strapi Story

    With the help of amazing open-source contributors, we’re on a mission to develop the most customizable CMS on the market, empowering developers to create millions of digital projects.

    Strapi enables content-rich experiences to be created, managed and exposed to any digital product, channel or device. It’s self-hosted. 100% Javascript. Headless. Community first. And open-source. And will stay that way forever.

    Strapi is vendor-agnostic, it is designed to work with all the JAMstack sites, static site generators such as React, Next.js, Nuxt.js, Vue.js, Gatsby or Angular, supports both SQL and NoSQL databases and can be hosted anywhere you want: AWS, Netlify, Heroku, a VPS, or a dedicated server.


    Our history

    When Aurélien, Jim, and Pierre met at a computer science university in 2013, they were already passionate about the Internet and web development. Like many programmers, they started building websites using traditional CMSs such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. But the traditional CMSs available were not customizable enough and the only way was to hack them, and the result was always dirty, slow, and not customizable.

    As heavy users of open-source projects and because they already were open-source enthusiasts, they published the project on GitHub in October 2015. Strapi was born!


    From side project to open-source company

    In 2016, the company was incorporated and the team developed a few projects with the software to battle test it. They learned so much from these use-cases that they decided to restart the project from scratch and publish a new version in October 2017. Since then, the project has grown tremendously. Strapi is now used by thousands of companies like IBM, Asos, Delivery Hero, and Walmart.

    The first round of funding has been raised in 2018 to accelerate the development of new features and ideas. Throughout 2019, Strapi has been the first open-source solution on headlesscms.org and a few more key people have been hired to join the adventure.


    Where does the company name come from?

    Strapi has a name that was inspired by its first mission:

    Bootstrap your API = Strapi

    From the very beginning, the mission of Strapi has always been to simplify the day to day work of developers by removing painful and repetitive tasks and to unleash content to be delivered anywhere.


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