Stackshare recently announced that it raised $1.5 million in seed funding near the end of 2016. Investors are taking note of the fact that many tech companies are publishing portions of their tech stacks to their website, allowing developers to understand the tools that companies are using.
The benefits [of Stackshare] are clearest for developers. “If you’re trying to build a new on-demand service,” he notes, “you can come to Stackshare and see all the tools that Instacart uses.” Stackshare also benefits companies; when big or small startups volunteer what tools they’re using, they have a better shot at attracting developers who are well-versed in those very same technologies.
… If [Stackshare CEO] Beshawred has his way, Stackshare will grow beyond its growing community of developers and help everyone from marketers to teachers understand which tools they should be using and why. He’s not in a rush, he says. At the same time, he notes that “software really is eating the world,” echoing the famous (and now six-year-old) prediction of investor Marc Andreessen.
As software continues to “eat the world”, Stackshare will continue to grow as long as it maintains its robust community of developers who contribute to the platform and encourage others to share advice and resources. The potential for what can be developed through sharing resources is huge for the tech community and it will be interesting to watch how Stackshare continues to innovate on the promise they offer of making development easier through the sharing of resources.
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