Hashnode is a blogging platform that helps developers and teams start blogs and share them with the broader developer community.
Dev blogs are the heart of many large, active developer communities that share, learn, and drive innovation around specific products, projects, hacks, and code branches. The rapid growth of the API economy, which is underpinning the technology sector’s growth, has been fuelled by these developer communities.
But the publishing tools that exist to serve developer-focussed bloggers fall short of addressing all their needs. Publishing networks, like Medium, help a blogger with social credibility and reach, at the cost of content ownership and customisation. There are self-hosting solutions, like WordPress, but distributing the content is difficult, which makes it hard to create large, active communities. The cost of running the software also keeps increasing.
Hashnode allows developers and businesses that want to build developer communities to create a blog on a custom domain, and stay connected with a central dev community for content distribution. The platform also allows easy backup of articles on Github, a feature not available on other publishing tools. Hashnode helps writers focus on writing and gives them the freedom to blog without the risk of losing their content or losing control of traffic and SEO.
Launched in mid-June 2020, Hashnode is growing at a rate of 30% month-on-month in every KPI. In less than four months, more than 10,000 new developer blogs have been created on the platform.
The company, which was founded in 2015 in Delaware by Sandeep Panda and Syed Fazle Rahman, is powered by a small remote team of employees based in Europe, India and Africa.
Sandeep and Fazle are avid developers, bloggers and authors who have both published several books on various web technologies. They graduated together from IIIT Bhubaneswar in Computer Science Engineering and have a shared passion for building products for the web and teaching developers online.
*Angel Investors: Christopher Golda, Ed Roman, Girish Mathrubootham, Harshil Mathur, Nakul Aggarwal, Naval Ravikant, Ritesh Arora, Shashank Kumar