Brno, Czech Republic-based headless CMS provider Kontent.ai has raised $40 million in a fresh funding round. Until today, known formerly as Kontent by Kentico, as part of the newly dubbed company’s formal foundation, Kontent.ai has welcomed external funding for the first time, as it presses forward with global expansion plans. According to the company it plans to ramp up operations in Amsterdam, London, Brno, and Sydney, open offices in New York and Olomouc, and onboard some 90+ employees in the coming year.
Counting Algolia, Anaplan, SonarSource, Oxford University, and Zurich Insurance among its customer base, Kontent’s remote working teams power over 2,000 headless CMS projects at present, a figure the company now aims to increase at scale.
Running alongside any number of competitors in the headless space, Kontent claims that its solution is a marketers’ dream, allowing for the unification, organisation, and management of all business content in one central cloud-based area. While content is homogenised as a whole, one of the beauties of the approach is that each business unit can function within its own module. Meaning editors are free to edit, whilst not being held up by design choices, and the technical feats that need to occur behind the scenes, and vice versa.
“With this investment into Kontent.ai, now as its own company, we’re excited to expand our global footprint helping enterprise teams scale their content operations, make the most of machine learning and AI, and deliver exceptional digital experiences,” commented Kontent.ai’s CEO Bart Omlo. “With Kontent.ai’s modular content platform, we push the boundaries of content management to give our customers the competitive edge.”
Kontent.ai’s very first external investment was provided by Expedition Growth Capital (EGC).
“We’ve noted the impressive number of global enterprises that are choosing Kontent.ai for their headless CMS strategy and see huge potential in financing its future as an independent company. By appealing to both content creators and developers, Bart and the team are helping global companies to efficiently scale digital experience across an ever-evolving mix of channels,” explained EGC’s Oliver Thomas. “With AI unlocking even more powerful workflow automation for its customers, we’re excited to see the rewards of product leadership in this exciting category.”