Today, we have some very special news regarding the evolution of our company.
ZEIT is now Vercel. This new identity aligns with our new focus — to provide the ultimate workflow for developing, previewing, and shipping Jamstack sites.
In 2016, we started with a simple goal: empowering solo developers to effortlessly deploy their apps.
There is an overwhelming layer of technology and terminology in web development: domain setup with DNS and SSL, networking with TCP and HTTP, caching with CDN and Edge Networks... it's a huge list. It creates much complexity.
Our first product,
now, focused on simplifying deployments:
The original tweet announcing `now`. With a single command, we helped
developers get their apps and services live, inclusive of SSL and built-in routing.
now. Tired of boilerplate, they appreciated the ability to trivially deploy, share, and scale their apps. The positive response was motivating — we were stoked!
Today, Next.js powers over 35,000 sites at companies like Uber, Nike, and Starbucks.
A selection of companies using Next.js.
In these 4 years, ZEIT has gone from being a simple idea to a thriving community. 300,000+ frontend engineers and designers are using our technology to bring their ideas to life — whether company websites, SaaS products, or personal blogs.
Projects that once took months to develop, are getting completed by lean teams of frontend engineers and designers in days. These teams want to iterate rapidly, and collaboratively. They want to develop, preview, and ship at the speed of thought. They don't want to leave their browsers, and other tools they're already working with. That's where we come in.
We enable teams to develop, preview, and ship their apps faster, and with confidence.
For teams, Vercel closes the gap between development, feedback and release phase. Anyone can set up Vercel in a couple of clicks — no DevOps knowledge necessary.
We use Vercel to build Vercel. We are constantly examining every interaction in own team workflow, and are obsessed about removing every little source of friction.
We have already introduced multiple updates focused on teams. Most recently:
We look forward to adding even more to our team features in the weeks to come.
As we expand our outlook, we felt this new focus merited a new identity.
As of today, we are re-establishing our brand identity as Vercel.
Vercel strongly connects to the words versatile, accelerate, and excel. It aligns with the benefits our platform offers: faster and better product collaboration, across every team in your organization.
We are introducing a new logotype for the brand, which we will use across our product and marketing. We decided to retain our signature triangle logo, although we have simplified it.
To accelerate us in our mission, we have raised $21M in Series A funding. Our investors have led early design at Facebook and Dropbox, created frameworks like React, and are running companies like GitHub, Sentry, and Auth0. We are thrilled to count them as partners in our mission.
Our experienced investors and angel investors.
This new funding ensures an ever improving Vercel product experience and allows us to continue investing in our open-source projects like Next.js.
Vercel is the easiest way to deploy any Jamstack site in 2020.
If you're new to our community, welcome! We encourage you to deploy with us — it takes 15 seconds to get started with zero-config deployments, and our unlimited usage Hobby plan is free.
Import your project from an existing GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket repository.
Select one of our optimized framework boilerplates and start from scratch.
If you're an existing customer — you'll find that none of your existing workflows, pricing plans, or projects have changed. We're more focused than ever on helping you succeed.
ZEIT is rebranding to Vercel. It's the same passionate team, with the same attention to detail.
As always, we are incredibly grateful for your never-ending support. There are many more milestones to come and we invite you to join us on this journey.