Refine: Headless React framework leveraging the power of open source

Decoupling the backend from the frontend to enable extra customization

Refine is a React-based open-source front-end development framework letting developers build and deploy the best web experiences in record time and with unforeseen flexibility. Being headless by design, refine decouples UI from frontend application logic to offer developers ultimate control for styling and customization.

Cracked initial developer adoption🚀

Refine has already shown early signs of product-community fit, with 40+ contributors, 2,300+ GitHub stars, 10k+ monthly downloads and hundreds of daily active users in its Discord channel. According to, Refine was the best performing repo in the last month as its documentation quality has also been applauded by its users, underpinning the team’s adeptness at achieving the quality required to implement product-led growth. The bottom-up community building; demonstrated by the steep organic growth, proves to be a vital component of their go to market strategy.

Serial entrepreneur trio with experience in building enterprise tools

Refine’s founders, Civan, Omer, Eren, have created a number of social websites and e-commerce platforms that were hugely successful in Turkey and in the past decade have been working on developing enterprise applications. Very active in the open-source community since 2018, they have developed Refine for their internal use initially and now successfully turned it into a product amassing a loyal base of users executing open source product-led-growth in a bottom-up approach.



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Enis Hulli

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