The Hashnode blogging community raised $ 2.1 million in a funding round led by Surge from Sequoia Capital India.
Also in attendance were a number of strong investors, including Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList; Ritesh Arora and Nakul Aggarwal, the founders of BrowserStack; as well as Shashank Kumar and Harshil Mathur, founders at Razorpay.
Hashnode was one of the 17 startups selected in the fourth cohort of the Sequoia Capital Surge acceleration program.
“We realized that many writers just want a platform to help them focus on writing and give them the freedom to blog without losing control of their content or thinking about traffic and SEO …” , said Syed Fazle Rahman, CEO of Hashnode in a press release.
According to Rahman, the platform also allows articles to be published directly from Github, a feature that is not available on other publishing tools.
Floated in June 2020 by Rahman and Sandeep Panda, Hashnode is a free content creation platform and community that allows people to publish articles on their own domain and helps them stay connected with a growing community of developers.
The company claims that it has increased at a rate of 25% from one month to another. To date, the platform has over 20,000 active blogs with 500,000 monthly active users or MAUs.
In addition to Hashnode, LambdaTest, Let’s Dive, Kyt, Plum, PagarBook, Shipsy, Richpanel, Kutumb and a health startup operating under Alpha Digital, they also raised funds in 2020. All of these startups are part of the fourth cohort. Surge.
Entrackr reported exclusively funding rounds in Surge 04’s two stealth mode startups November and December.
Among the 17 startups selected from Surge 04, a dozen of them have operations in India, which include Hashnode, LambdaTest, Let’s Dive, Kyt, Plum, PagarBook, Shipsy, Richpanel, Studyroom, Kutumb, the Alphatech Healthtech app and a SaaS platform. sales commitment that is in stealth mode.