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Vercel Announces $150M in Series D Funding at a $2.5B Valuation to Further Fuel Innovation and Global Adoption of World’s Fastest Frontend Development Platform

Nov 24, 2021

Vercel Announces $150M in Series D Funding at a $2.5B Valuation to Further Fuel Innovation and Global Adoption of World’s Fastest Frontend Development Platform GGV Capital-led round comes just five months after $102M Series C, demonstrating unrivaled investor enthusiasm for the clear leader in the frontend development space SAN FRANCISCO, November 23, 2021-- Vercel, a platform to develop, preview and ship websites, from single static pages to apps with billions of dynamic pages, and creator of Next.js, the leading React and JavaScript framework for frontend web development, today announced that it has secured $150M in Series D funding at a $2.5B valuation. The round was led by GGV Capital, with participation from existing investors Accel, Bedrock Capital, CRV, Geodesic Capital, Greenoaks Capital, GV, 8VC, Flex Capital, Latacora, Salesforce Ventures and Tiger Global, along with new investor SV Angel. The new funding, which brings the total raised to $313M, will be used to further scale the Vercel team globally, for research and development to drive platform innovation, and to accelerate adoption among the world's biggest companies. Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance. The Vercel platform enables frontend teams to do their best work and is the best place to deploy any frontend app. Developers can start by deploying with zero configuration to the Vercel global edge network and scale dynamically to millions of pages. Developers love Next.js, the open source React framework Vercel built together with Google and Facebook. Next.js powers the world’s largest websites including TikTok, Hulu, GitHub, Ticketmaster, and TripAdvisor for use cases including e-commerce, travel, news and marketing. “Vercel has taken the world of frontend web development by storm. Built by developers for developers, Vercel created and continues to build Next.js into the dominant React framework. At GGV Capital we believe every company in the world is becoming a software company, and Vercel’s ability to deliver both fast front ends and customized user experiences is helping power this trend,” said Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner, GGV Capital and new Vercel board observer. “Vercel founder and CEO Guillermo Rauch and his team are adding new customers at a breathtaking pace, including some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the world, making Vercel one of the most exciting product-led growth companies we’ve encountered. The future is very bright for Vercel.” Vercel has gained strong momentum since its Series A in April 2020. Next.js has grown 300%, with weekly npm installs rising from 500k to 2M. The number of individual Next.js contributors has doubled to 1,800 and traffic on the Vercel Edge Network has grown 700%, with requests rising from 3B to 24B+ per week. “The speed with which both the use of our platform and this market have expanded is simply astounding, and the strong support we have seen from our investors has been a major contributor to that growth,” said Guillermo Rauch, CEO of Vercel. “With the web increasingly becoming the go-to platform for major app development and deployment and Next.js at the core of that movement, Vercel’s relevance and criticality only continues to grow. We look forward to using these funds to put even stronger capabilities into the hands of developers, faster. By working closely together we can continue to create the next big things.” About Vercel Vercel is the leading advocate and enabler of frontend developer experience, having created the best platform to deploy any frontend website or application and Next.js, the most popular React framework. Vercel provides unsurpassed vertical integration, from developer experience to edge delivery, with the industry’s most advanced development tools paired with parallel compute in a serverless cloud environment providing a fully-managed, highly-automated experience for both developers and users. Companies including Carhartt, Github, Hulu, IBM, McDonald’s, Uber and Facebook deploy their frontends with the Vercel platform. Vercel (Twitter @vercel) is headquartered in San Francisco. About GGV Capital GGV Capital is a global venture firm that invests in local founders. With $9.2 billion under our management, we have investments in the United States, Canada, China, Southeast Asia, India, Latin America, and Israel. As a multi-stage, sector-focused firm, GGV Capital invests in seed-to-growth stage companies across three sectors: Social/Internet, Enterprise Tech, and Smart Tech. Over the past two decades, we have backed more than 400 companies around the world, including Affirm, Airbnb, Alibaba, Big Commerce, Boss Zhipin, Full Truck Alliance, Grab, HashiCorp, Hello, Keep, Kujiale, NIU, Opendoor Technologies, Orca Security, Peloton, Poshmark, Slack, Square, StockX, Udaan, Wish, Xpeng, Zendesk, and more. More information at www.ggvc.com and @ggvcapital. Contact:

Guillermo Rauch Investments

19 Investments

Guillermo Rauch has made 19 investments. Their latest investment was in Xata as part of their Seed VC on September 9, 2021.

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Amount

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9/20/2021

Seed VC

Xata

$5M

Yes

1

8/31/2021

Seed VC

Deno

$4.9M

Yes

1

8/18/2021

Series A

Hashnode

$6.7M

No

6

8/2/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

7/29/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

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9/20/2021

8/31/2021

8/18/2021

8/2/2021

7/29/2021

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Seed VC

Seed VC

Series A

Series A

Series A

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Xata

Deno

Hashnode

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$5M

$4.9M

$6.7M

$99M

$99M

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