Richard Healy, Founder and VP of Technology & Design at BaseKit, said: “Opening up our platform to developers allows them to freely construct websites without barriers to design. We’ve started to build a community of web professionals that are utilising this new capability and we’re excited to see what they can create.”
Alongside the web developer platform BaseKit will also be releasing Blog and eCommerce capabilities. These new features are designed to be simple to use and allow small businesses to both share the content they create and sell products online.
BaseKit CEO, Juan Lobato, noted: “With an open platform, our partners within the hosting industry are better able to serve their customers needs. Offering new features such as Blog and eCommerce, will also provide them with the right tools to retain customers, increase revenue, and become the go-to place for customers to visit as they seek to grow their business online.”
BaseKit was founded in 2008 and has become the world’s fastest growing website editor, distributed by global partners in the hosting and telecoms space. The platform enables small businesses and designers to build and manage beautiful websites entirely in the browser. BaseKit’s website editor is available in 16 languages and multiple integrations are supported, including: On-premise, SaaS, cPanel plugin and Parallels APS.
BaseKit now has over 80 employees, with offices in London, Bristol, Toronto, and Sao Paulo, with over 100 strategic partnerships worldwide. BaseKit won Seedcamp in 2008 and has subsequently received investment from Eden Ventures, NESTA and Nauta Capital.