Content Management Platform Contentful Launches Beta After Closing Funding from Balderton Capital and Point Nine Capital

26 JUNE 2013, BERLIN, GERMANY

Contentful, a new content management platform for web and mobile applications, is launching its beta program today after securing seed funding from Balderton Capital and Point Nine Capital as well as assembling an expert Advisory Board.

With its API-first approach to content management, Contentful is the first cloud-based service to allow content to be distributed across any device, application, or platform, with one single input. Until now, content management systems have been developed for page-centric websites, but not to efficiently serve content to interactive applications.

Contentful has been built from the ground up to deliver content to apps on iOS, Android, or interactive HTML5 and JavaScript applications. Content is managed in a completely presentation-independent format and can be served to all current and future platforms, including Google Glass, smartwatches or even cars, with Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 integration.

Since establishing the company in Berlin in 2011, Contentful’s first version of the product, previously named StorageRoom, has helped over 1,000 international customers – from individual developers to global corporations – rapidly build applications and distribute content to millions of consumers worldwide.

Sascha Konietzke, CEO of Contentful, explains “Before founding Contentful I developed many apps for clients. The problem my customers faced is that existing CMS are web publishing tools for page-centric websites and only superficially separate content from presentation thereby constraining publishing to new platforms. Contentful solves this issue: a content management platform focusing on structured content, with a great author experience and a powerful API.”

Roberto Bonanzinga, partner at Balderton Capital, comments: “A revolution in content is happening right now; how it is managed and consumed is changing forever. Contentful embraces this transformation and I am excited to be working with Sascha and his exceptional team to become the engine behind the future of content."

In addition to securing venture capital funding to fuel the next stage of corporate development, Contentful has established a global Advisory Board of content and technology specialists. The board includes Alexander Bruehl, former partner at Atlas Capital; Francesco Cesarini, Founder & Technical Director at Erlang Solutions; Daniel Heaf, Chief Digital Officer at BBC Worldwide; Karen McGrane, CEO of Bond Art + Science; Todd Tran, Head of Advertising EMEA & APAC at Rovio; and Michael Wolfe, serial entrepreneur and former EIR at Benchmark.

Contentful is open to beta sign ups starting today at www.contentful.com

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"A revolution in content is happening right now; how it is managed and consumed is changing forever. Contentful embraces this transformation and I am excited to be working with Sascha and his exceptional team to become the engine behind the future of content." Roberto Bonanzinga, Balderton Capital - Partner
"Before founding Contentful I developed many apps for clients. The problem my customers faced is that existing CMS are web publishing tools for page-centric websites and only superficially separate content from presentation thereby constraining publishing to new platforms. Contentful solves this issue: a content management platform focusing on structured content, with a great author experience and a powerful API." Sascha Konietzke, Contentful - Co-Founder / CEO
About Contentful

Contentful provides the essential content infrastructure for your projects, making content accessible via APIs and editable in a CMS-like web app. Companies such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, Red Bull, Jack in the Box, The British Museum, Xoom, Lenovo and many others rely on Contentful to author, manage and deliver digital content to any device and multiple platforms. For more information, visit https://www.contentful.com/

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