Pantheon Raises $29M for its WordPress and Drupal web hosting and control platform
Pantheon, a WordPress and Drupal website hosting provider with a sturdy lineup of capabilities for developers, these days announced that it has raised a $29 million Series C round. Buyers in this round include previous Traders Foundry Organization, OpenView Funding Partners, and Scale Assignment Partners, in addition to new investor Enterprise Ventures, which placed $8.5 million into this spherical.
This new round follows Pantheon’s $21.5 million Series B spherical in 2014 and brings the enterprise’s total funding to $fifty seven million.
As Pantheon CEO and co-founder Zack Rosen informed me, the organization desires to assist build the foundational generation for the net and in the end get to the factor where it powers 30 percent of all web sites. For now, although, he’s happy to honestly make development to getting to 1 percentage, which he thinks the business enterprise will attain in some years. To assist make that occur, the corporation plans to launch a migration toolkit next week in an effort to allow website owners to more easily bring their current website online to the organization’s platform.
As Rosen instructed me, Pantheon now hosts one hundred fifty,000 web sites and even as the business enterprise doesn’t launch customer numbers, Rosen says that the agency is seeing client increase of over a hundred percent year-over-12 months. To host all of this, Pantheon presently has 1.2 million boxes in manufacturing.
On Institution of customers the company is mainly focussing on its agencies. It now has partnered with 2,500 groups and 50 resellers Alie Nation.
As Rosen instructed me, the group determined to treat this round of funding like its remaining one. “We manipulate our burn and are very planned in how we installation our funding,” he delivered. It’s no mystery that raising investment is getting tougher and Rosen cited that VCs now need to see greater numbers and ask harder questions earlier than they commit to a spherical. He does see an effective facet of this, too, although. “It’s bad for the Enterprise when VCs don’t ask the form of questions they need to be asking and corporations that must be funded get funded — after which down the street they don’t have incredible effects,” he said. “That makes it tougher for all and sundry else.”
The business enterprise desires to use this new round of funding to build out its product and make it less difficult for developers to build their websites on its platform.
As a part of these days’s funding declaration, the agency also introduced that it has hired Niall Hayes, who formerly led generation at KIXEYE and ran the CityVille studio at Zynga, as its Vice president of Engineering. In addition, Chris Moody, Twitter’s Vp of facts services and the former CEO of the Twitter-acquired Gnip, is becoming a member of Pantheon’s board.