The ink: Zed’s $10M Series A funding
Investors: Patrick Chase and Erica Brescia
The Zeditors: It’s incredibly rare to come across a team that has made it their life’s work to solve a singular problem. That was the case with Nathan Sobo, Antonio Scandurra, and Max Brunsfeld and building the best code editor. The code editor is one of the pieces of software that software engineers use the most during their day and the Zed team couldn’t get away from wanting to improve it. They previously built the Atom code editor at GitHub, but after 5+ years, 59k github stars, and getting 9.3% of engineers to use Atom, they decided it still fell short of their dream code editor. So they started over. Started over from scratch and decided to build from the ground up in Rust, optimizing for speed.
Building Zed in Zed: Zed’s goal was to build an editor that would allow engineers to code at the speed of thought and they’ve done just that. In addition, the Zed team imagined a future where developers could collaborate seamlessly with each other and collaboration would move from the pull-request to the line of code. Today, they are building Zed in Zed and have three pillars for the product:
Zed is the culmination of 2 years of focused development, but nearly 16 years of obsessing over how to build a better editor. We think it’s pretty cool, but don’t take our word for it. Give Zed a try here if you are interested! Also, they are hiring!