Wix

  • HTML5 Keeps Growing: Users Have Built One Million HTML5 Sites On Wix In The Past Three Months

    HTML5 Keeps Growing: Users Have Built One Million HTML5 Sites On Wix In The Past Three Months

    Wix.com, a Java and HTML5 publishing platform, announced today that users have built over one million sites using their HTML5 tools since March. Wix, which began offering Flash tools in 2008, did not launch its HTML5 builder, which is still in beta, until late March. Director of Communications Eric Mason tells us that most Wix users only make one website, meaning they have had nearly one… Read More

  • M.Dot Builds Better Mobile Site Creator, Gets Archimedes Labs’ Largest Investment Yet

    M.Dot Builds Better Mobile Site Creator, Gets Archimedes Labs’ Largest Investment Yet

    Archimedes Labs, a Palo Alto incubator, has made its largest startup investment to date, backing mobile web development startup M.dot. Neither side would disclose financial details. M.dot is still in private beta testing, and co-founders Dominik Balogh and Pavel Serbajlo tell us they plan to launch this fall. M.dot is a free app that allows users to build a mobile website from scratch or a… Read More

  • HTML5 With ‘Zero Knowledge Of Coding’: DIY Flash Site Builder Wix Launches HTML5 Version

    HTML5 With ‘Zero Knowledge Of Coding’: DIY Flash Site Builder Wix Launches HTML5 Version

    Wix.com made its name with a platform that business owners and regular Joes could use to build Flash-enabled websites. Now, as a sign of the times, the company is launching a new platform to let people do the same with HTML5. This is a significant boost to HTML5, which lets people create sites that work across both PC and mobile browsers, because Wix already has a strong track record in… Read More

  • Saul Klein on Europe's Billion-Dollar Startups

    Saul Klein’s List Of Europe’s Next Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

    Where will the next billion-dollar startups come from? The tech world and most VCs tend to be parochial, looking at Silicon Valley, maybe New York, and a few other hot markets like China and Brazil. But what about the Old Country? Yesterday, I was having coffee with Saul Klein, a partner at Index Ventures and co-founder of Seedcamp. He believes that in every major city across Europe… Read More

  • Exclusive: Flashy Website Creator Wix Raises $40 Million

    Israeli startup Wix, which allows users to build flash websites, has just raised $40 million in Series D funding led by Insight Venture Partners and DAG ventures, with Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners participating in the round. This brings Wix’s total
    funding to $61 million. Founded in 2006, Wix provides a simple mechanism for anyone to… Read More

  • Future Simple Raises $1.1 Million To Further Simplify The Life Of SMBs

    For the past two years I’ve been holding onto the belief that Israeli entrepreneurs should devote particular focus on the opportunities available to products and services that cater to Small & Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs). Slowly but surely, more and more companies have indeed started targeting this space, the most notable being Kampyle, SohoOS, and Clarizen. Today, Chicago-based… Read More

  • Yola Inks Distribution Deals with HP and AOL for its Easy-to-Build Sites

    Yola Inks Distribution Deals with HP and AOL for its Easy-to-Build Sites

    Last time I was in Cape Town, I was hanging out with Vinny Lingham, founder of Yola, a service that allows small businesses to create a site in about five minutes. He was incredibly spazzy about some big deal he was about to close that would have a material effect on the company, but he wouldn’t tell me what it was. That’s OK I think I found out anyway. It’s HP, according… Read More

  • Building Silicon Cape: How Much of a Difference Can One Guy Make?

    Some people, ahem, are predicting a big resurgence in business software. Given how outdated most tools are, that’s probably a safe bet – whether it happens now or in the next few years. While software as a service and open source have plugged many holes, most large companies still run themselves on one of two companies: Oracle or SAP. That can’t last forever. But the… Read More

  • Wix Raises $10 Million For Flash Website And Widget Builder

    Startup Wix, which allows users to build flash websites and widgets, has just raised $10 million in Series C funding from Benchmark Capital existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners participating. This round of founding brings Wix’s total funding to $20 million. You can read our initial review of Wix here. Founded in 2006, Wix provides a simple… Read More

  • Flash Web Editor Wix Raises $3.5 Million, Shows Signs of Early Growth

    Today, Wix announced that it raised a $3.5 million series B round From Mangrove Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The Israeli startup offers a Web-based Flash editor for making artful widgets and Websites, but without losing any SEO juice. (I’ve embedded two examples below). The service has been showing some healthy growth since it launched in public beta last June. … Read More

  • Israel Makes Strong TC50 Showing

    Israel seems to be the country with the single biggest foreign contingent at TC50 with no less than 6 of the 50 companies presenting on stage. Some more Israeli startups can be found in the demo pit, the exhibition space and just walking around the venue floor shopping for investors, customers and partners. Here is a round-up of the 6 Israeli companies that presented on stage: Read More