PageCloud has raised a seed round.
The seed round is valued at $2.2 million. The Ottawa-based browser-based website creation app says the new funding will help “ring complete creative freedom to website design.”
“Existing website publishing apps require coding skills to manipulate content beyond just filling the blanks of a rigid pre-built template,” said Craig Fitzpatrick, CEO and founder of PageCloud. “The launch of this advanced technology represents a dramatic shift in Web design, as it’s the first to deliver this professional level of desktop publishing experience to the Web.”
Investor’s in the Canadian company’s seed round include MaRS IAF and Export Development Canada, as well as angels such as Tobias Lutke, CEO of Shopify, and Sarah Imbach, former Chief of Staff at LinkedIn, and more than a dozen others.
“Designers, many of whom have limited coding experience, can now go right from Photoshop to the Web with no programming required as they can simply copy and paste layers directly onto their pages and sites,” noted Fitzpatrick.