We’re pleased to announce the closing of Squarespace’s Series B funding, our first capital raise since our initial round of outside investment in 2010. This round, a $40 million minority investment from new investor General Atlantic, signals a new era for Squarespace as we capitalize on Squarespace 6’s formidable success.
Since releasing Squarespace 6 in July 2012, Squarespace has experienced unprecedented growth, quickly becoming the go-to service for small businesses and individuals to build their own personal and business websites. Today, we have 285 employees in New York and Dublin, with a Portland office opening later this year. Our services are used by hundreds of thousands of customers in 121 countries. Thanks to you, millions of websites have been created on our platform.
Today signals a scaling of our ambition. Nothing will change for Squarespace customers but for the fact that we now have more resources to scale and grow our team at the right speed. We will continue to be hard at work on perfecting the Squarespace platform, adding new features for small businesses and developers alike, and developing new products that are closely tied to our mission supporting entrepreneurship. We also want to make Squarespace accessible to more people around the world and ensure that our award-winning customer care team is fully prepared to meet the needs of our current and future customers.
My sincerest thanks for being a part of Squarespace. We’re excited to take the company to new heights and look forward to what this next chapter will bring.