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Vercel Inc.
FormerlyZEIT (2015–2020)
Company typePrivate
Area served
Key people
Guillermo Rauch (CEO)

Vercel Inc., formerly ZEIT,[1] is an American cloud platform as a service company. The company maintains the Next.js web development framework.[2]

Vercel's architecture is built around composable architecture, and deployments are handled through Git repositories. Vercel is a member of the MACH Alliance.


Vercel was founded by Guillermo Rauch in 2015 as ZEIT.[1][3] Rauch had previously created the realtime event-driven communication library Socket.IO.[4] In 2016, Nicolás Garro (aka Evil Rabbit) joined ZEIT as the Founding Designer and Head of Design. ZEIT was rebranded to Vercel in April 2020, although retained the company's triangular logo.[1][5]

In June 2021, Vercel raised $102 million in a Series C funding round.[6] As of November 2021, the company is valued at $2.5 billion.[7]


On December 9, 2021, Vercel acquired Turborepo.[8]

On October 25, 2022, Vercel acquired Splitbee.[9]


Deployments through Vercel are handled through Git repositories, with support for GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket repositories.[b 1] Deployments are automatically given a subdomain under the vercel.app domain,[10] although Vercel offers support for custom domains for deployments.[b 1]

Vercel's infrastructure uses Amazon Web Services and Cloudflare.[11]


Vercel's clientele includes Airbnb, Uber, GitHub, Nike, Ticketmaster,[1] Carhartt, IBM, and McDonald's.[6]



  1. ^ a b So, Preston (September 9, 2021). Gatsby: The Definitive Guide. O'Reilly Media. p. 367. ISBN 9781492087489.


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  2. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (October 26, 2021). "Vercel brings new dynamic features to its Next.js framework". TechCrunch. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  3. ^ Carey, Scott (February 21, 2022). "Vercel, Netlify, and the new era of serverless PaaS". InfoWorld. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  4. ^ Krill, Paul (June 2, 2014). "Socket.IO JavaScript framework ready for real-time apps". InfoWorld. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  5. ^ Anderson, Tim (April 22, 2020). "News sure to ex-Zeit: Next.js company reborn as Vercel". The Register. Retrieved October 26, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Lardinois, Frederic (June 23, 2021). "Vercel raises $102M Series C for its front-end development platform". TechCrunch. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Yasmin, Mehnaz (November 23, 2021). "Software startup Vercel doubles valuation to $2.5 bln in latest funding round". Reuters. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  8. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (December 9, 2021). "Vercel acquires Turborepo". TechCrunch. Retrieved October 1, 2022.
  9. ^ Dee, Katie (October 25, 2022). "Vercel announces Next.js 13 along with the acquisition of Splitbee". SD Times. Retrieved October 26, 2022.
  10. ^ Tyson, Matthew (April 21, 2022). "Go serverless with Vercel, SvelteKit, and MongoDB". InfoWorld. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  11. ^ Michael Kerner, Sean (June 28, 2022). "Middleware enterprise functionality comes to JavaScript, thanks to Vercel". VentureBeat. Retrieved October 2, 2022.