We're excited to share that Pabio has raised a pre-seed round of $1 million from top investors including Swiss Startup Group and Session.VC, and has joined the S21 cohort of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley-based program for top startups.
We're happy to announce that we've completed our rebranding from Koj to Pabio and launched our new website at pabio.com.
We use Sapper and Svelte for the Koj website, and we have a pretty comprehensive CI/CD build process. The process includes running unit tests, Cypress end-to-end tests, Lighthouse audits, Semantic Release versioning, and finally exporting a static version of the site which is then published.
We just published our first few blog posts, and after exploring several different content management systems, we decided to use Strapi. Strapi is an open-source headless CMS written in Node.js; it works with most database management systems and it’s super easy to deploy.
We live in a subscription economy. And while most industries adapted to this new reality there is one that stood still. The furniture industry is completely out of date. It has barely seen any change in the past decades. Consumers have to buy furniture the same way they did during the pre-internet era. They drive to a big furniture retail facility in the outskirts of a city. Roam the huge retail space for hours and return with a cheap, short-lasting bookshelf that they will have to replace a few years down the road.