- Replit, a browser-based integrated development environment (IDE).
- Replit raises $20 million in a Series A round of funding led by A Capital Ventures.
- The company counts users from big-name companies such as Google, Facebook, and Stripe.
Repl.it is a San Francisco-based start-up and an online IDE (integrated development environment). Its name comes from the acronym REPL, which stands for “read–evaluate–print loop”. Amjad Masad, Faris Masad, and Jordanian designer Haya Odeh founded it in 2016. Repl.it allows users to write code and build apps and websites using a browser.
Additionally, Repl.it allows users to share projects. Users can create workspaces for projects in a popular programming language, granting them access to containers, in which the code is executed. Over 50 programming languages are supported, including popular languages such as Python, Ruby, and Java, as well as lesser-known or esoteric languages like LOLCODE and Brainfuck.
Replit Raises $20 Million for browsers.
Repl.it is a start-up whose technology lets software engineers quickly write and ship code from a web browser. The start-up has raised a $4.5 million round of initial funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, a major investor in GitHub, another developer tool start-up that was acquired by Microsoft in June for $7.5 billion. Replit, a browser-based integrated development environment (IDE) built for cross-platform collaborative coding, has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding led by A. Capital Ventures.
Replit counts users from big-name companies such as Google, Facebook, and Stripe. It closed the funding round in early 2020. But for various business and pandemic-related reasons delayed the announcement until today. It has invested the capital in R&D, hiring, and platform feature launches, noting that its user base has surged by 122% to more than 6 million users while its employee base has doubled.
Replit With Collective Browsers.
It is founded in San Francisco in 2016. Replit touts itself as the first fully online multiplayer computing environment. One that enables anyone to begin coding with minimal preparation and no downloads. It’s a little like Google Docs, but for coding. It has support for more than 50 programming languages. Replit can be used to build apps and websites through a browser on any operating system or device (including mobile). With the added ability to share projects, create communal workspaces, and grant access to containers for executing code. Replit also integrates directly with GitHub, allowing users to import, run and collaborate with repositories on the world’s biggest code-hosting platform.