Blogging startup Hashnode secures USD 6.7 million in Series A funding


Hashnode, a blogging startup from Delaware and Bengaluru has reportedly secured USD 6.7 million in Series A round funding. The news comes 8 months after the blogging startup managed to raise USD 2.1 million in a seed funding round.

The investors that participated in the funding round include Accel Partners, Sierra Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Sequoia Capital India’s Surge. There was also participation from angel investors including Salil Deshpande of Correlated, Navika Ravikant of AngelList, Guillermo Rauch of Vercel, Ed Roman of HackVC, and Des Traynor of Intercom.

For those unaware, Hashnode, founded by Sandeep Panda and Syed Fazle Rahma, is envisioned to provide a blogging platform for techies, developers, data scientists, or tech teams to share their respective knowledge on the domain with the developer community.

One of the founders Syed Fazle Rehman was quoted saying that Hashnode is emerging as one of the best tech blogging platforms across the globe. He added that every tech business nowadays has tech blogs and they are always on the lookout for a simple platform, for which Hasnode is an ideal fit.

Meanwhile, the founder of Uncorrelated Salil Deshpande has stated that Hashnode can potentially change the way developers share their knowledge on a technical domain.

Some users have claimed that Hashnode is an ideal platform for tech writers as it not only gives them the rights to their content but also helps them enhance their writing skills.

The blogging startup currently hosts 60,000 active blogs and has acquired 1 million active users within a year.  Noteworthy bloggers that are currently featuring their tech blogs on Hashnode are Victoria Lo, Nader Dabit, Quincy Larson, Jenna Pederson, Peter Friese, and Quincy Larson.

Hashnode will use the fresh funds to further grow its user base.

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