Starting the open-source framework Serverless stack announced on Friday that it had raised $ 1 million in seed funding from a group of investors including Greylock Partners, SV Angel and Y Combinator.
The company was founded in 2017 by Jay V and Frank Wang in San Francisco, and they were part of the Y Combinator Winter 2021 bundle.
Serverless Stack technology makes it easier for engineers to build full stack serverless applications. CEO V said he and Wang have been working in the space for years with the goal of exposing it to a larger group of people.
While training in space, they determined that the ability to build serverless applications was not improving. So they joined Y Combinator to refine their idea on how to make the process easier.
Here’s how the technology works: The open source framework allows developers to test and make changes to their applications by directly connecting their local machines to the cloud. The problem with what V called an “old-fashioned process” is that developers upload their apps to the cloud, wait for them to run, and then make changes. Instead, Serverless Stack connects directly to the cloud so that it can debug applications locally, he added.
Since launching six months ago, Serverless Stack has risen to over 2,000 stars on GitHub and has been downloaded over 60,000 times.
Dalton Caldwell, managing director of YC, met V and Wang in the cohort and said he was “super impressed” because the couple had been working in space for a long time.
“These people are experts – there are probably only half a dozen people who know as much as they do, because there aren’t a lot of people working on this technology,” Caldwell told TechCrunch. “The proof is in the pudding, and if they can get people to embrace it, like they’ve done on GitHub so far, and maintain that community engagement, that’s my strongest signal for stay in place.”
V allocated the new funding to expand the team, including hiring engineers to support the new use cases.
Serverless initially looked to specific use cases – APIs now allow her community to step in and she uses it as a guide, V. said. He recently announced a more comprehensive use case for the creation of APIs with a database and the creation of front-end frameworks.
Ultimately, V’s roadmap includes building more tools with a vision to bring Serverless Stack to the point where a developer can come up with an idea and take it to an IPO using their platform. -form.
“That’s why we want the community to drive the roadmap,” V told TechCrunch. “We focus on what they build and when they are in production, how they manage it. Ultimately, we will create a dashboard to allow them to more easily manage all their applications. “