A peek inside Sequoia Capital’s low-flying, wide-reaching scout program

It was a brilliant idea. It allowed Sequoia to keep tabs on entrepreneurs — and nascent technologies — not yet in its universe. It cemented the firm’s ties to the founders who were a

Weebly brings more e-commerce features to mobile

Weebly is part of Square now, but it continues to update as a standalone product. This week, for example, the company announced a number of new e-commerce features for the Weebly mobile app. Those fea

Square is acquiring website builder Weebly for $365M

Square just announced that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Weebly for $365 million in cash and stock. While Square is best known for its payment software and hardware, it’s also been

Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource. Usernames and passwords for more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach,

Weebly updates its website builder with a focus on e-commerce and marketing

Weebly launched a new version of its platform today. While the company started out as an easy-to-use website creator and editor (I used it to build my own website), CEO David Rusenko said that with We

Can chatbots help build your next website?

Small businesses have their pick of affordable DIY website-building platforms. But these “no coding skills required” platforms struggle to acquire and retain customers. While the UI is often beaut

Weebly expands beyond easy-to-build websites, adds easy-to-build marketing emails

Weebly isn’t just for building websites anymore — it recently launched Promote, a platform for building marketing emails. CEO David Rusenko said this is actually Weebly’s second big expa

Twenty-Year-Old Shahed Khan Has More Connections Than You Do

Shahed Khan is a kind of VC wunderkind at the moment. At age 20, while many of his peers are either attending college or living with their parents, he’s working as an entrepreneur-in-residenc

Website Builder Weebly Gets A Revamp And Its First App Center

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.weebly.com">Weebly</a> is launching the third generation of its product today, which it calls Carbon — CEO David Rusenko described it as the "first big step" in a

Weebly Debuts An iPad App For Building And Managing Websites

Weebly has quietly grown to power a large number of publisher and e-commerce sites over the years, and now it's rolling out a whole new way for users to build experiences on its platform. With the lau

Website-Building Platform Weebly Raises $35M More

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.weebly.com">Weebly</a>, which offers easy-to-use tools for building websites, announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series C funding. The money comes

With 30K Active Online Stores, Weebly Launches DIY eCommerce Platform To Take On Amazon And Shopify

Launching today, Weebly's new eCommerce platform aims to bring simple online store creation to the masses, Rusenko says, and will provide businesses access to a mobile store and checkout, filtered pro

As Wix Heads Toward IPO, Weebly Looks To Expand With Big New SF Headquarters, Plans To Add 500+ Employees

Weebly, the service that lets you, your grandma and anyone else build a website for free, is growing fast. The startup launched out of Y Combinator in 2007 and today hosts over 15 million sites, which

SnapPages Takes Aim At The Wixes And Weeblys Of The World With Major New Redesign

Today, the website creation market is dominated by a handful of veteran players, as companies like Wix, Weebly and SquareSpace now own the majority of mindshare and boast tens of millions of users bet

With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android

In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Fa

How Stripe, Weebly And Cue Make Programming Challenges That Are Good For Recruiting

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Robby Walker is co-founder and CTO of Cue. His previous company, Zenter, sold to Google in 2007.</em> Programming challenges are a fantastic way to connect great people wit

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

Weebly Aims Big For Web Site Creator Market, Adds 25 More Themes And A Polished New Interface

It's 2012, you're a small business, and you know you need a web presence -- but where do you turn? Maybe a Facebook Page or Twitter account if you want something social and very simple. But maybe you

Weebly Adds Slick iOS App To Its Quietly Huge Web Site Creation Business

I keep hearing rumors about the ridiculous amounts of money that <a href="http://weebly.com">Weebly</a> is making. But the San Francisco company, which provides a set of tools for small businesses and

Weebly Launches Whitelabeled Platform That Caters To Designers

Since its inception, <a href="http://designers.weebly.com/">Weebly</a> has been focused on making it as easy as possible to build your own custom website using a WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop interface. And
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