Agility CMS secures its first round of funding to help customers build a faster web with its Headless CMS
We are all familiar with traditional front-end content management system (CMS) like WordPress. But what about headless CMS? A headless CMS is a back-end only content management system (CMS) built from the ground up as a content repository that makes content accessible via a RESTful API for display on any device. The term “headless” gets its name from the idea of chopping the “head” (the front end, i.e. the website) off the “body” (the back end, i.e. the content repository). Agility CMS is a Content-First Headless CMS that allows you to choose any programming language while also getting the flexibility, speed and power that comes from lightweight APIs.
Today, Agility CMS announced its first round of funding with Venbridge Ltd. This capital will be used to help promote new packages and offerings, available today, that support a Content-First approach to building and managing digital properties. This approach makes it easier to create faster websites, mobile apps, and essentially any digital solution using content from a central repository. The total amount of deal was not disclosed.
Founded in 2002 by Jon Voigt, Jonathan Voigt, and Michael Assad, The Toronto, Canada-based Agility CMS is a cloud-based SAAS platform that makes building and managing websites fast and easy. Agility CMS is the only all-in-one Headless CMS with Page Management and Ecommerce built in.
“We are thrilled to be able to contribute to Agility CMS’s growth trajectory through this funding,” said Garron Helman, CEO of Venbridge Ltd. “At Venbridge, our goal is to support Canadian companies as they scale their operations, develop their technologies, and reach a wider client-base, so we’re very excited for Agility CMS’s future expansion.”
Agility CMS is building on the momentum they initiated upon selling their professional services division in 2018 and strengthening their partner network. While a decoupled architecture has always been a strength, now the company is more tightly focused on the newer tools and practices to enable those partners and developers to work faster with more flexibility. Their reference architecture allows content to be defined, federated and shared across an entire organization.
“This funding will allow us to invest time and energy into the Content-First approach of our platform and educate customers, partners and developers on how to execute on this,” said Jon Voigt, CEO. ”We’re helping people digitally transform their whole mindset on new ways to build their content and platform architecture in order to empower their team. The result is faster teams, better platforms and more digital success.”
Unlike traditional models, where a single website is tightly linked to a CMS installation, Agility CMS uses a different approach. An organization can arrange its content in an appropriate structure and share that content to any of its online properties. That structure is called Content Architecture, and it includes Shared Lists, Items and Templates, as well as custom fields that are specific to each organization. This structure can last well beyond the lifetime of any single app or website.
“Many of our top customers have re-used or built upon the same Content Architecture for many iterations of their web properties,” said Joel Varty, President. ”Website and app front-ends come and go, and our customers can now build them even faster by leveraging their existing content investments, using technologies such as JAMstack and Static Site Generators.”