Nacelle has raised $18 million in Series A funding, announced in a feature article by TechCrunch. This most recent round was led by Inovia Capital with other notable technology investors including Index Ventures, Accomplice, Lerer Hippeau, High Alpha and Silas Capital. Strategic individuals who were key contributors to the effort include Klaviyo CEO Andrew Bialecki, Attentive CEO Brian Long, and Steven Kramer of Hybris notoriety, now CEO of WorkJam.
With the funding, we plan to add new functionality to our product and grow our team 3x than it is today. Hiring efforts have already begun, with several positions now open in software engineering, marketing, sales, and customer success.
“Our investors understand the urgency and necessity for flawless online shopping experiences required to be profitable,” says Nacelle CEO Brian Anderson. “Headless commerce unlocks these superior shopping experiences, but the process can be difficult to implement and riddled with pitfalls. Our headless commerce platform ensures that headless builds are executed and scaled the right way, with an expedited timeline. It’s exciting for our team, supporters, and partners to contribute to the development of this new online shopping era.”
Since launching in 2019, Nacelle has worked to boost webstore performance and provide flexible headless solutions. Our platform is built to help online retailers leverage true headless functionality, while keeping their existing best-of-breed tech stack. All without lengthy or risky data migrations or disruptive changes to systems and processes.
With Nacelle, development teams have access to highly scalable APIs, backend flexibility, and advanced frontend components. The improvements in site speed, consistency, and performance have a direct and positive impact on key eCommerce KPIs.
Recent merchant success stories include Barefoot Dreams, who launched Nacelle-powered webstore in November 2020. Barefoot Dreams saw a 64% increase in conversion rate and doubled sales after leveraging our platform and reimagining their frontend with Zehner, a leading eCommerce agency and Nacelle partner.
D2C fashion brand Something Navy launched a Nacelle-powered store last July, enabling it to sell over $1 million worth of clothing in 30 minutes of going live, without a glitch. At launch, Something Navy’s site delivered a 1.4 second load speed and a 34-millisecond page-to-page change load speed (around 600 times faster than typical eCommerce sites) allowing shoppers to browse the product catalog with ease.
Other notable eCommerce brands that have seen success with Nacelle include Enso Rings, Ikonick, and Ballsy.
As our platform and company grow, we will continue our mission to be the leading headless commerce platform, dedicated to helping merchants maximize their scalability opportunities and customer-brand connection with flexible, modern technology.
Our team sends sincere thanks and appreciation to you—our customers, investors, advisors, and partners—for your ongoing encouragement and support. Thanks for joining us on this incredible journey!