• SynthaSite Gets A $20 Million Boost For Simple Website Creation Software

    There have been simple, browser-based website creation tools available on the market ever since the WWW turned mainstream, but there’s clearly still a significant demand for this type of services, especially with the way the web is evolving. SynthaSite is one of the players in the DIY website / blog builder field, and they’ve just gotten a huge vote of confidence from their… Read More

  • Synthasite Buys ClickPass. I See Few Synergies.

    Easy site building service Synthasite, which we first covered way back in 2006, has acquired Y Combinator startup Clickpass, which launched earlier this year. There are no details on the purchase price or terms of the deal, other than that Clickpass CEO Peter Nixey will be joining the SynthaSite team (Clickpass had one other employee who will not be making the jump). Synthasite has raised… Read More

  • $5 Million For Synthasite

    Well I guess Synthasite wasn’t all that desperate after all. The South African company has raised a $5 million round of financing to support their easy-to-use web page builder from Compagnie Financière Richemont’s subsidiary, Swiss-based Columbus Venture Capital. We first covered the company in late 2006. CrunchBase Information Synthasite Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

  • Get Your Family Together At Sampa

    When we covered the slate of companies helping people chronicle family stories and milestones, we left out a quiet but excellent Redmond, Washington startup called Sampa. They aren’t new, and we’ve covered them before. The reason we left them out is that we’ve had some difficulty in categorizing them. In many ways Sampa is a blog platform with a focus on privacy features… Read More

  • Desperation Time? Synthasite Gives Stock Away To Users

    Is this a brilliant PR move, or a sign of desperation? Web site builder Synthasite, which we took an early look at in November 2006, is giving 1 million shares of stock away to users. Users earn shares by creating templates. Each template accepted by the company earns 1,000 shares for the creator. “We’re only selecting the best templates,” the company says. The company… Read More

  • Very Early Look at Synthasite's Ajax Website Builder

    South Africa based incuBeta will soon launch a website builder called Synthasite to help people build webpages entirely online. It will include a lot of the functionality of desktop applications like Frontpage and Dreamweaver (think Writely or Zoho Writer v. Word). Like Sitekreator and Google Page Creator, Synthasite will be an entirely online application. The service, which is in private… Read More