Replit Raises $97.4 M to Expand AI-Powered Software Development Platform

Yana Khare 02 May, 2023 • 3 min read
Replit, a software development platform, has raised $97.4 million at a $1.16 billion post-money valuation. It has also partnered with Google for its Cloud Services

Replit is a software development platform that enables developers to set up development environments and release fully functional live apps in seconds. It has recently raised $97.4 million at a $1.16 billion post-money valuation. The company boasts over 22.5 million developers globally. It plans to use the new funding to support its core development experience. Additionally, it also wishes to expand its cloud services for developers and drive innovation in AI and LLMs through its Ghostwriter product. It has also partnered with Google for its cloud services.

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What is Replit?

Replit is a cloud-based development platform that allows developers to create software from anywhere on any device with the power of AI. The company offers an end-to-end mobile app for full-stack software development and a multiplayer, collaborative experience that enables actual pair programming. Replit also boasts Ghostwriter AI, which speeds up developer productivity by over 30% through AI code completion and chats with awareness of a software project’s files and context.

Investment Details

With its investment, Replit wants to drive innovation in AI and LLMs through its Ghostwriter product.

The fundraising round was led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund, with participation from Khosla Ventures, Coatue, SV Angel, Y Combinator, Bloomberg Beta, Naval Ravikant, ARK Ventures (Cathie Woods), and Hamilton Helmer. Previously-invested SAFEs converted in this round. It includes those of over 2,500 Replit community members in a Wefunder crowdfunding in 2022. The funds will expand Replit’s offerings for professional developers, innovate in AI and LLMs, and enhance its cloud services.

Amjad Masad, founder and CEO of Replit, said, “We are relentless in our mission to empower a billion software developers. AI has already brought that future closer. We look forward to expanding our offerings for professional developers.”

Replit’s Innovations & Partnership with Google

Replit's Innovations & Partnership with Google to deploy to any cloud, use any LLM provider's APIs, and interoperate with any third-party services.

Replit has become the fastest-growing software development platform globally, with 22.5 million developers from 200+ countries. The company offers a cloud-based development environment in any programming language. Furthermore, it is a scalable, performant infrastructure that supports the full-stack creation and deployment of software from the cloud. Replit is also an open platform that can deploy to any cloud, use any LLM provider’s APIs, and interoperate with any third-party services.

Replit recently partnered with Google, giving its developers access to Google Cloud services, infrastructure, and foundation models. This partnership further reduces the time from idea to live software on Replit.

Also Read: Replit & Google Cloud Join Hands for AI-Driven Software Development

Our Say

The new funding round is a significant milestone for Replit. It looks to expand its offerings and innovate in AI and LLMs through its product, Ghostwriter. With over 22.5 million developers globally, it is well-positioned to continue leading the way in cloud-based software development. As more companies embrace AI’s power in their software development processes, innovative platforms like Replit will likely play an increasingly important role in the industry.

Yana Khare 02 May 2023

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