BaseKit raises a further $6.5m for its website creation service

BaseKit, which lets designers build websites without the need to write code, has secured a further $6.5m in funding from Nauta Capital, Eden Ventures and NESTA.

This follows a previous A round in June of last year, bringing the total raised by the UK-based company to just over $10m. The funding will be used by BaseKit to “rapidly expand its global reach” and open new offices in Barcelona, Sao Paolo, Mexico DF, Buenos Aires and San Francisco.

BaseKit was founded in 2008 by web design entrepreneurs Simon Best, Richard Best and Richard Healy to streamline the process by which designers turn their visual into actual working websites, which often start as a design concept in Photoshop and then manually coded into a live site. BaseKit adds a degree of automation to this process, enabling working websites to be created faster and without the need to write HTML/CSS. There are also a number of ready-to-use features and templates, such as contact forms to social networking tie-ins all available via a drag ā€˜nā€™ drop interface.