January 12, 2021
Author: Stytch Team
We started Stytch to build the future of user infrastructure, starting with authentication, and we’re thrilled to share a milestone on that journey.
We raised a $6 million seed round led by Benchmark in the summer of 2020. We’re excited to be working with Chetan Puttagunta, who’s joined our Board of Directors. Index Ventures participated in the round, along with angels including William Hockey, Dylan Field, Mahmoud Abdelkader, Elad Gil, Amber Feng, Lenny Rachitsky, and Jeff Morris Jr.
Authentication is a frustrating experience for both developers and users, and we’re changing that. While working together at Plaid, we witnessed the security and user experience shortcomings of password-based authentication. To solve this, Stytch is building the developer platform for authentication to enable teams to easily build experiences that delight their users.
We’re thankful for our team, early adopters, and investors for the help and support on the journey so far. There’s much more to come, and if you’re interested in being a part of it, we’re hiring! If you’re interested in building on Stytch, join the many developers and enterprises that are part of our early access program and sign up here.
Julianna and Reed