The Berlin and San Francisco based software start-up Contentful has raised new capital: In a new round of financing, the company generated more than 80 million dollars. International law firm Taylor Wessing advised General Catalyst as well as further Series E investors led by Berlin partner Norman Röchert. The new round brings Contentful’s total funding to $158 million to date.
Contentful is the global market leader in Headless Content Management Systems (CMS) and offers a content platform that enables consistent, scalable and agile omnichannel communication. 28 percent of the Fortune 500 and 2,200 paying customers worldwide use Contentful to manage and deliver content across websites, mobile apps, wearables and digital displays. More than 200 billion-dollar global brands, as well as innovative disruptor brands, use Contentful’s content platform, including Spotify, Urban Outfitters, Jack in the Box, The British Museum, Xoom, Lenovo, Telus and Intercom.
General Catalyst has been an investor in Contentful since the Series B financing round in 2017 and has since then been advised by Taylor Wessing. The US venture capital firm, which has raised a total of $5 billion, invests in companies from seed to growth phase with technologies that have the potential to become global consumer brands. Current portfolio companies include companies such as Airbnb, Stripe, Gusto, Warby Parker, Oscar, Deliveroo and Lemonade.
Legal advisors General Catalyst
Taylor Wessing: Lead Dr Norman Röchert (Partner, Corporate), Moritz Meyer-Bruhns (Associate, Corporate), Volkan Erdogan (Associate, Corporate), Felix Paul (Professional Support Lawyer, Corporate), all Berlin, Dr Bert Kimpel (Partner, Tax, Düsseldorf)