We built Medusa to solve the hurdles we experienced first-hand as developers building with Shopify, Magento, and the likes. Instead of building hacky workarounds to accomplish custom setups, Medusa is meant to make it easy for developers to build custom commerce experiences.
The project started in 2018 as a custom solution for Tekla Fabrics. After seeing the solution's success in production, the engine was open sourced in the Summer of ‘21 where we received $1M in pre-seed funding from Seedcamp to support the project.
In the Summer of 2022, Medusa went on to raise another $8M Seed-round from leading UK investors Dawn and LocalGlobe, along with a long list of strong tech angels (e.g. founders of Squarespace, Algolia, Netlify, Supabase, and many more).