Czech-founded startup Supernova raises $4.8M in a seed round
The design system platform Supernova has raised $4.8 million in a seed round to accelerate its expansion. The investment was led by Wing Venture Capital, with participation from EQT Ventures, Kaya VC, Y Combinator, business angels, and Expedite Ventures syndicate.
- Launched in 2018 by Jiri Trecak and Oscar Koristka, Supernova develops the design system platform that helps product teams work faster and more efficiently. Supernova lets automate the delivery of asset sets, style libraries, and design tokens to the codebase of the choice.
- Headquartered in San Francisco, Supernova engineering team remains in the Czech Republic. Currently, the startup has over 1,000 customers, several dozen of whom are large enterprise users.
“The idea for Supernova comes from the discrepancy between designers and developers. There is, I think, sort of communication block between them. Also, the design and developer worlds are quite disconnected from each other, and so any kind of thing that you can do to help designers and developers work better together actually goes a long way, and that’s especially true in larger organizations,”CEO and co-founder of Supernova Jiri Trecak told TechCrunch.
- The new round was led by the California-based Wing Venture Capital that prefers to make seed and series A investments in information technology, SaaS, cybersecurity, big data, infrastructure, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning sectors. Swedish EQT Ventures VC fund, Czech Kaya VC, Y Combinator, and of European CTOs and CPOs syndicate Expedite Ventures also participated.
- The additional funding will help Supernova to accelerate the platform development, and to expand the team of 30.