Website Building Platform BaseKit Raises Further £4.5M

Website building platform BaseKit, a Seedcamp winner from all the way back in 2008, has raised a further £4.5m in funding. The round was led by Angel CoFund, with participation from existing investors Eden Ventures, NESTA and Nauta Capital.

The additional funding brings total investment to ~£14.5m, and will be used to continue development of the BaseKit platform and pick up more partner sites/resellers in the website hosting and telecoms space. On the product development side there’s an emphasis on mobile: BaseKit’s “Editor 7″, the latest version of the company’s drag ‘n’ drop website builder, works on mobile devices and will continue to see new capabilities.

BaseKit’s website building platform started out life pitching itself as a way to somewhat automate the process of turning a Photoshop design into a fully functioning website. It’s since expanded into a more comprehensive offering, targeting small businesses and designers who want to build and manage nice-looking websites entirely in the browser. BaseKit’s website editor is available in 15 languages and multiple integrations are supported, including: On-premise, SaaS, cPanel plugin and Parallels APS.

It recently claimed its 100th partner/reseller — the B2B route is what’s fuelling growth — and says it’s currently deploying 40,000 new subscriptions’ on the BaseKit platform each month through partners across 25 countries. BaseKit counts over 80 employees, with offices in London, Bristol, Toronto, and Sao Paulo.

via TechCrunch


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