Pretty big news for Team CodePen! We're in the process of finalizing our first ever funding round. We're going to do a few podcasts directly on this subject, and it's likely all our future podcasts will be influenced by it in some sense.

Here's some answers to some of the obvious questions:

How much?

$1,000,000

Who was it from?

Friends and family. Chris Campbell kicked off the whole idea. Chris' brother Ryan Campbell (they were 2/3 of the original founders of Wufoo) and our own Tim's brother Chris Sabat are also joining the round.

What is it for?

Primarily hiring. We have big ideas!


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Comments

  • Congrats! That’s awesome news.

  • This is really exciting news! Can’t wait to see what happens!

  • That is huge! A big congrats to you guys! You guys deserve it 🙂

  • bmc

    Today I learned: Tim’s brother is Vegeta, Piccolo and countless others. Mind blown.

  • Ryan

    Big congrats!

  • { theCSSguru }

    Congrats guys! So if you’re hiring, I am avaliable 😉

  • That’s awesome news, congrats!

  • Lukas

    Are you going to do internships as well as regular hires?

    • chriscoyier

      Probably

      • tommy

        I’m very much interested 🙂

  • Congrats! This is so exciting! Good for you guys!

  • Congratulations!

    Thanks for the great service.

  • kf_andrew

    How do you plan to monetize?

    • chriscoyier

      We already do. We well PRO accounts. We sell job postings. We sell merchandise. We sell advertising. We have direction for all of that.

      • kf_andrew

        Awesome, good luck!

  • alex

    Congrats! Well over 9000

  • Awesome news, congrats on all the hard work!

  • Fantastic! While I don’t play with codepen anymore (too busy working, and transitioning to back end dev), it was an invaluable resource when I had first stepped into web development. Even now, occasionally I’ll go perusing through some pens and check out source code. Thank you guys, for all the help, inspiration, and awesome featureset. And good luck with the future!

  • fostertheweb

    Congrats! I know you said you have people you want to hire in mind already, but how should someone else very interested get in touch?

  • that is amazing, congrats Chris.

  • Maxime Beaudoin

    Congrats Chris ! $codepen$ 😉

  • This is so awesome. This is one of my favorite things on the internet and I’m glad it’s going well 🙂

  • Matt Soria

    Congrats! That’s great news for everyone I think! 🙂

  • Daniel Coulbourne

    Congrats guys!

  • big news! congrats!

  • Andrey Shipilov

    Can I still use my IDE as I did for years?

  • Codrin Pavel

    ‘Congrats!! (also, can’t wait to see the front-end job post :D)

  • BSquibs

    Interesting news Chris. I hope it works out for y’all. I’ve not had a chance to listen to the podcast so excuse me if this has already been answered. Was this something the public could have gotten involved in somehow? I’d hate to think I missed out!