Deno, the event firm behind the eponymous Deno runtime, immediately introduced that it closed a $21 million Sequence A spherical led by Sequoia that brings its whole raised to $26 million. Based on CEO Ryan Dahl, the brand new money will likely be put towards constructing out Deno’s industrial providing, Deno Deploy, whereas rising advertising operationd and exploring new traces of enterprise.
Deno the corporate contributes to Deno the open supply venture, which already has tens of 1000’s of weekly energetic customers on GitHub. A full-time staff of engineers works on Deno, addressing points and bugs and deploying new releases. However Deno additionally sells entry to the aforementioned Deno Deploy, a managed Deno service working on prime of a community with 33 areas all over the world.
Dahl sees Cloudflare Staff as most carefully competing with Deno Deploy, adopted by Vercel, Netlify, and Fastly. However Deno has notched a number of wins up to now, together with a collaboration with Slack to develop the latter’s next-generation growth platform.
Deno can be a member of an initiative between Node.js and Cloudflare to permit the switch of apps between Cloudflare Staff, Deno, and Node.js with out the necessity for a rewrite, a feat that’s presently past attain.
“There’s an enormous quantity of financial stress to enhance the infrastructure across the net — whether or not that’s browsers themselves or the servers that host web sites or the databases,” Dahl mentioned. “[Our goal is to provide] very optimum, very low-cost cloud providers.”
Moreover Sequoia, 4 Rivers Ventures, Rauch Capital, Lengthy Journey Ventures, the Mozilla Company, and Shasta Ventures have backed Deno. The corporate at the moment has 17 workers, and plans to rent 10 extra by subsequent yr.