. A year that handed remote work the test of a lifetime gave us the opportunity to help businesses of all sizes adapt to unprecedented terrain.
Welcoming Ontario Teachers’ to the Coda investor group.
We weren’t looking to raise another round so soon, but given the pace of our expansion, we were approached by a number of investors who encouraged us to scale even faster. As we continued to improve the foundations of Coda, we caught the attention of a prolific investor—one who had done their homework and recognized the impact we could make with more resources. This round will accelerate our vision to put more power into the hands of our growing community of makers.
The $100 million Series D financing is led by Ontario Teachers’, a $221 billion fund serving 331,000 active and retired teachers, via its Teachers’ Innovation Platform. Teachers’ Innovation Platform has been a sought-after investor in venture capital and growth equity with investments in companies like SpaceX, Tanium, Epic Games, and Verily. They are leading this round, with participation from
With this series D investment, we’re building out an ecosystem that will take Coda from impactful to indelible.
Leveling-up all-in-one docs.
One of the big projects we have undertaken is the next generation of Coda’s core editor. Rebuilding an editor from scratch is a big effort, and we have high expectations for how it will redefine the expectations for all-in-one docs. We’ll have more to say about this as it launches, but I’ll share a few hints at what this new editor will enable.
Imagine a more creative canvas:people are running their
in Coda, and we’re working to up-level the style options and give you more control over how you lay out your content. (Side-by-side, perhaps? 😉 ). Imagine blending structured and unstructured information together: what could you make if all of the canvas features of Coda were available inside tables, and all the rich logic of tables were available over your canvas content? And of course performance: as we keep expanding the boundaries of Coda, makers keep testing the fences and pushing beyond. The new editor gives us a chance to rethink performance and scalability for the next stretch. Just a taste of what we have in mind - stay tuned for more!
Scaling to support the (new) rituals of great teams.
While many things will return to normal, work-as-we-once-knew-it most certainly will not. Teams worldwide are rethinking their
two years ago, we took a huge step in getting our docs to integrate seamlessly with the spectrum of apps used by teams far and wide. But to fully realize the potential of Packs, we can’t be the only ones making them.
We’re excited to put the power of building Packs in the hands of the makers themselves, with a focus on making it easy to create new integrations without having to create new environments to host and run code. We look forward to a future where the maker community can bring their own custom building blocks into Coda and keep the definition of “all-in-one” docs forever growing.
But first, let’s come together!
As you can see we have a lot on our minds for this next wave of Coda, and we want to share how the pieces are coming together...together. Back in 2019, before we launched
, we held our first maker conference to celebrate our prolific early adopters and preview unreleased features. We called it “Block Party”. And we’re ready for the next one.
The second-ever Block Party will take place on October 6, 2021, and it will be a virtual event for makers across the globe to share and create as a community. You’ll also hear more about our latest developments and get a peek at what’s in store. Want to get an early slot on the guest list?