Cosmic is a headless CMS and API toolkit

Cosmic is a headless CMS and API toolkit to help teams build modern apps faster, together. We provide a web dashboard to create content and API tools to deliver content into any website or app. Teams benefit from using Cosmic because it eliminates the need to build and maintain their own CMS infrastructure. Teams pay a monthly subscription fee for our hosted CMS and can focus on their application logic, creating great content, and enhancing user experiences.

Jobs at Cosmic

Remote (US)
$90K - $120K
Any (new grads ok)
Team Size:5
Location:San Francisco

Active Founders

Tony Spiro

My name is Tony Spiro (Cosmic W2019) I'm interested in solving problems with technology. Find me on Twitter: @tonyspiro

Tony Spiro
Tony Spiro

Company Launches

tl;dr: We just launched Cosmic 2.0 which includes a whole new Cosmic headless CMS dashboard, API, documentation, and website.

Hello everyone! We are excited to announce Cosmic 2.0. This release is the result of two years of dedicated work by our team which we are proud to share with you.

What is Cosmic?

Cosmic is a headless CMS and API toolkit. We provide a web dashboard to create content, and API tools to deliver content to any website or app. Customers use Cosmic as their CMS to avoid the pain of building and maintaining their own CMS.

🛠️ What can you build with Cosmic?

Use Cosmic to manage and deliver content to a number of applications such as company websites, mobile apps, ecommerce sites, blogs, and more.

What’s in Cosmic 2.0?

New dashboard: Cosmic 2.0 includes a completely rebuilt web dashboard. We’ve redesigned the experience to be as enjoyable as possible. A view from the dashboard:

New API and API docs: We’ve updated our API to v3 which includes a completely new JavaScript SDK which makes fetching, adding, editing, and deleting content easier than ever. A view from the API docs:

Develop: flexible and powerful content modeling. Build your content model with various field types such as text, rich text, markdown, image, video, audio, relationships, and more.

Use Cosmic to store and deliver media for your applications including images, video, audio, documents and more. Image processing and optimization is included with all plans.

Collaborate with your team with flexible user access controls and permissions.

Deliver your content to the world with our built-in API and global CDN with points of presence all over the globe.

Our customers
We are proud to serve teams around the world. Content is universal, it is crucial for businesses to reach their customers, and they trust Cosmic to store and deliver their mission-critical content.

Our team
We are proud of our Cosmic 2.0 release and can’t wait to see what you build with it. We are just getting started!

🚀 Sign up
Sign up for Cosmic 2.0 at https://app.cosmicjs.com/signup. If you have any questions, or would like to talk to sales about custom plans and options, go to https://www.cosmicjs.com/contact.

Hear from the founders

How did your company get started? (i.e., How did the founders meet? How did you come up with the idea? How did you decide to be a founder?)

Tony, the CEO, worked on CMS tools for years (WordPress, Drupal, etc) and found the process of building websites with legacy CMS systems daunting. He started building Cosmic to have an API-powered CMS that enabled content to be delivered to any website or app.

How did you decide to apply to Y Combinator? What was your experience applying, going through the batch, and fundraising at demo day?

We had showed our product to various developers that we thought would give us good feedback. One of their best points of feedback was to apply to YC. Doing YC was a great experience. Being apart of the network, events, staying connected though Bookface, finding quality candidates to join us on our mission, has been hugely beneficial.

How have you kept in touch with the YC community and continued to use YC resources & programs since the batch ended?

We haven’t kept in touch with group partners or other YC batch mates, however we have certainly stayed connected on Bookface and have used it as a way to source talent to join our team, and keep up with the latest startup advice and latest news.

What's the history of your company from getting started until the present day? What were the big inflection points?

It’s been ups and downs, but it has trended up!

What is the core problem you are solving? Why is this a big problem? What made you decide to work on it?

We believe that content is still king. Cosmic provides a way to build content powered websites and apps faster and easier. Businesses that use Cosmic have found themselves unblocked with their content ops, enabling them to move faster to market, and giving them an unfair advantage in the marketplace.

What is your long-term vision? If you truly succeed, what will be different about the world?

We see a world where content powered apps will be easier than ever to build with three layers provided by Cosmic:1. A service that gives developers and content teams a strong foundation will a scalable dashboard, API, and asset management service.2. A marketplace that enables teams to leverage the Cosmic community to build the best websites and apps on the internet.3. An integration network that enables effortless connections to 3rd-party services to enable faster deployment and automation to reach customers all over the world.When we have achieved these goals, the world will have the most optimized developer experience for building content powered websites and apps, development will be faster, easier, and cheaper, and the web user experience will be better all over the world.