The Pre-Seed Angel Fund for SaaS Startups

Contentful is a powerful CMS (Content Management System) that lets users create, manage and distribute content. Unlike most CMS, Contentful gives users the total freedom to create their own content model so that they can decide which content they want to manage. The state-of-the-art software platform provides APIs enabling users to deliver content across multiple channels such as websites, mobile apps (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) or any other platform of choice (from Google Glass to infinity). With an uncluttered user interface, this software is an efficient platform for creating and managing an enterprise’s content online, either alone or in team. Users can assign custom roles and permissions to team members, add validations depending on the kind of content they have to insert and add media such as images, documents, sounds or video.

CHRONOLOGY

Jul 21: Tiger Global , the world’s most successful unicorn hunter, leads a $175M Series F financing round.

 Jun 20: Sapphire Ventures leads Series E funding of $80M alongside with the announcement of Contentful’s new CMO.

Nov 2019: SaaS growth expert and former Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Twilio SendGrid joins Contenful as CEO. Co-founder Sascha Konietzke takes on the role as Chief Strategy Office.

Dec 18: Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Omers Ventures invest 33.5 Mio USD in a Series D financing to Deliver Content Infrastructure for the Modern Technology Stack

Dec 17: General Catalyst leads 28 Mio USD Series C financing for more aggressive global market penetration.

May 16: Benchmark Capital leads 13 Mio USD Series B financing to support the company’s entry in the US market.

Dec 13: Balderton led a Series A financing for for the company.

Dec 12: Alongside with Point Nine, Germany and Balderton, UK I provided Seed capital and became a private Angel Investor and adviser to the founders, Sascha Konietzke, CEO and Paolo Negri.

NEWS

Contentful Management Team

Contentful secures $80M in Series E Funding, announces new CMO

Contentful Announces $33.5 Million in Series D Funding to Deliver Content Infrastructure for the Modern Technology Stack December 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO & BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Contentful, the leading content infrastructure for digital teams, today announced $33.5 million in Series D equity funding. Led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from OMERS Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and existing backers

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Contentful Announces $33.5 Million in Series D Funding to Deliver Content Infrastructure for the Modern Technology Stack

Contentful Announces $33.5 Million in Series D Funding to Deliver Content Infrastructure for the Modern Technology Stack December 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO & BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Contentful, the leading content infrastructure for digital teams, today announced $33.5 million in Series D equity funding. Led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from OMERS Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and existing backers

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At a glance

Category: Web Content Management Services

Founded: 2011

Founders: Sascha Konietzke, CEO and Paolo Negri, CTO

Headquarters: Contentful Inc., San Francisco, USA

Funding history:

Series Seed

Dec 2012

Series-A lead investor

Dec 2013 – $3M

Series-B lead investor

May 2016 – $13M

Series-C lead investor

Dec 2017 – $28M

Series-D lead investors

Dec 2018 – $33.5M

Series-E lead investor

Jun 2020 – $80M

Sappire Ventures, USA

Series-F lead investor

Jul 2021 – $175M

Jan 2020

Jan 2020