“Headless commerce” is an expression that gets thrown around lot (I’ve typed it several timestoday currently), but Vue Storefront CEO Patrick Friday has an especially vibrant method of utilizing the idea to show his startup’s place in the more comprehensive community.
“Vue Storefront is the bodiless front-end,” Friday said. “We are the strolling head.”
In other words, while many headless commerce business are concentrated on producing back-end infrastructure, Vue powers the front-end, specifically the progressive web applications with which consumers actually connect. The company explains itself as “the lightning-fast frontend platform for headless commerce.”
Friday said that he and CTO Filip Rakowski created the Vue Storefront technology as an open-source project while operating at e-commerce firm Divante, prior to eventually spinning it out into a different start-up last year. The business was likewise part of the most current class at accelerator Y Combinator, and it just recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding led by SMOK Ventures and Movens VC.
“We had to set up a brand-new entity in the middle of COVID, we had to raise in the middle of COVID and we
had to encourage the firm eliminate the item in the middle of COVID,”Friday said. He even recalled finalizing papers with an
financier one morning in early December and doing an interview with Y Combinator that evening. Image Credits: Vue Storefront As they’ve developed a company around the core open-source innovation, Friday and his group have recognized that Vue has more to offer than just building web apps, since it links e-commerce platforms like Magento and Shopify with headless material management systems like Contentstack and Contentful, payments systems like PayPal and Stripe and other third-party services.
In fact, Friday said clients have actually been telling them, “You resemble the glue. Headless was so complex to me, and then I got this Vue Storefront thing to come in on top everything else and be the glue linking things.”
The platform has been utilized to create more than 300 stores around the world. Friday stated adoption has sped up as the pandemic and resulting growth in e-commerce have driven organizations to recognize they’re using “this legacy platform, using out-of-date frameworks and innovations from a great 4 or 5 years earlier.”
Rakowski added, “We likewise see that numerous customers in fact concern us choosing that Vue Store can be the first step of migration to another platform. We can quickly move the front-end and compose back-end agnostic code.”
Since it had actually simply raised funding, the Vue Shop group did not participant in the current YC Demo Day, and will be presenting at the next Demonstration Day rather. In the meantime, it will be holding its own virtual Vue Shop Summiton April 20.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.