Arizona Republic, June 2014
Arizona's technology industry keeps getting bigger. Weebly, a global website builder, has signed a five-year office lease in Scottsdale for space that will serve as the company's North American customer operations headquarters.
Phoenix Business Journal, June 2014
Weebly, a San Francisco-based website creation service, has picked Scottsdale for its North American customer operations headquarters, with plans to open the local office Monday and hire more than 250 employees over the next three years.
USA TODAY, April 2014
For about a third of Americans, the idea of starting their own company is more frightening than skydiving — even as they dream of quitting their jobs and pursuing their passions.
Wall Street Journal, April 2014
Weebly has been valued at $455 million in a new round of funding from investors eager to cash in on a recent boom in website-creation services.
TechCrunch, April 2014
Weebly, which offers easy-to-use tools for building websites, announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series C funding.
Venturebeat, April 2014
Website-building service Weebly is joining the fray with its announcement that it has grabbed a new $35 million as its third round of institutional funding from Sequoia Capital and Tencent Holdings, Ltd.
San Francisco Business Times, April 2014
Weebly, a profitable San Francisco web-hosting service that provides a drag-and-drop website builder, has raised a $35 million Series C round of funding valuing the company at $455 million from prior investors Sequoia Capital and Tencent Holdings, the mammoth Chinese Internet services holding company.
Weebly Press Release, April 2014
Online Website Creation Service Sets Sights on Empowering the Personal Economy Worldwide
Weebly Press Release, April 2014
Website Creation Service Introduces Inspiration Center; Providing Resources to Empower Millions More Entrepreneurs to Start Something of Their Own
eCommerce Bytes, December 2013
If eBay was ecommerce 1.0 and Etsy 2.0 for craftspeople and other small business owners, the 3.0 incarnations are sites like Weebly.
Fortune, December 2013
If Silicon Valley is known for anything, it's breakneck innovation, consequences often be damned. Startups debut promising ideas -- or execute an already existing idea better.
ZDNet, December 2013
The service, which supports international transactions and can be updated via a mobile device, currently supports more than 30,000 active stores.
Business News Daily, December 2013
Is your New Year's resolution to start your own business? With the holiday rush and seasonal specials coming to an end, this could be the ideal time of the year to plan and launch a new startup.
San Francisco Business Times, November 2013
Silicon Valley companies are migrating north and expanding their square footage in San Francisco to attract top talent.
The Next Web, November 2013
Easy website creation service Weebly is unveiling a new offering that will enable users to create their own e-commerce site. This product includes a mobile store and checkout, filtered search capability, an advanced way to display merchandise, and an integrated shopping cart.
Internet Retailer, November 2013
Kimberly Beers, an environmental scientist at a New Hampshire public health laboratory, sells about 20 varieties of her own self-designed “non-toxic” pet toys made from recycled items like used tennis balls on her e-commerce site, WoofPurr.com, to customers throughout the country and the globe. But until last month she refrained from processing those sales through her own online shopping cart.
TechCrunch, November 2013
On the heels of Wix’s debut on the NASDAQ this morning, another veteran website builder is responding with some big news of its own. Since launching in 2006 (the same year as Wix), Weebly has taken a slightly different approach to website creation than its competitors: By catering to entrepreneurs.
Forbes, November 2013
It’s been said that under half the businesses in the United States don’t have a presence on the web beyond a quick listing by Google GOOG -0.9%. Part of the reason is that website hosting can be expensive and complicated. Website builder Weebly, which says it hosts blogs and websites for 20 million people, wants to tackle the problem by appealing to part-time entrepreneurs who’d like an online store, but can’t afford the real estate.
Weebly arms entrepreneurs with superior eCommerce to boost shopper experience and sell more both online and on mobile
Weebly Press Release, November 2013
Weebly Announces 20M Sites Created With Over 30K Active Online Stores Doing $13M in Monthly Sales; Now Seeing 8M Monthly Global Shoppers
USA TODAY, September 2013
What do Hostess Twinkies, Yahoo and even wristwatches have in common with a personal website in 2013? They're all making a comeback. That's right, in this social-media-savvy age a more personal-personal site is more "stand out of the crowd" than Facebook and more "beyond 140-characters" than Twitter.
BusinessNewsDaily, September 2013
Extra credit – At Weebly, every employee gets a company credit card, presumably for anything they might need during the work day (which, like at Netflix, has no set hours). As if that isn't enough, the Web hosting company also provides a $50 monthly credit to Exec, a housecleaning and errand-running service for when its workers are too busy enjoying their free meals, gym membership or bi-monthly massage.
As Wix Heads Toward IPO, Weebly Looks To Expand With Big New SF Headquarters, Plans To Add 500+ Employees
TechCrunch, August 2013
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 together see more than 100 million unique visitors each month. But they also expect this growth to continue, as Weebly co-founder David Rusenko tells us that his company has signed a lease on 36,000-square feet of a historic warehouse in SOMA in downtown San Francisco, which will become its new headquarters.
San Francisco Business Times, August 2013
Less than two months after starting the renovation of an historic warehouse at 460 Bryant, developer Scott Haskins of Sierra Maestra Properties has already landed its anchor tenant.
The Wall Street Journal, August 2013
As three inexperienced college students, an accelerator program, which offered seed funding, along with mentorship, provided the opportunity we needed to take Weebly from a passion project to a full-time startup. As luck would have it, we stumbled on Y Combinator on the very last day of submission and before we knew it, we were packing up our servers and making the cross-country trek to Silicon Valley.
CNBC, August 2013
Most people consider themselves lucky if they can land a job with above average pay, a 401(k) and a healthy number of paid vacation days. But in Silicon Valley, that's just where the benefits begin.
Fast Company Co.EXIST, July 2013
Eventually, Rotholz decided to take his idea to the next level, spending a summer at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute before launching Chairigami. The entire operation was bootstrapped: Rotholz used his $5,000 of bar mitzvah money to launch the company, which now sells most of its products online via a free Weebly website.
BBC World News TV, July 2013
Building a website has never been easier. Weebly's drag and drop interface could have you up and running with your own dedicated website featuring images, video and even e-commerce, in under 15 minutes.
The Wall Street Journal, July 2013
Coming up with a great name is hard. You want to choose something that fits your startup idea but also offers flexibility as you grow and evolve your company over time. I often get questioned about how we came up with the name Weebly.
The New York Times, May 2013
More than 20 years after the advent of the World Wide Web, some might argue that it has already yielded a surfeit of Web pages, mobile sites, and the digital equivalent of shiny time wasters.
WSJ, May 2013
Websites are starting to seem pretty old school, as businesses rush to use Facebook, Twitter and other newer mechanisms to reach customers. Weebly doesn't see it that way.
Reuters, May 2013
For futurists in Silicon Valley, the question is fundamental, almost philosophical: In the coming years, will the humble website still be the dominant way we interact with the Internet?
With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service to Android
TechCrunch, May 2013
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 Facebook page, but the likelihood is that you want something a little more flexible, high-quality and something that gives you more control over the user experience.
FoxNews.com Live, May 2013
David Rusenko, CEO of Weebly, with tips on how to productively navigate the complex world of web design.
THE NEXT WEB, May 2013
Weebly, the do-it-yourself site builders, announced the launch of several new features, including the release of its Android app and a creator tool to product HTML5 and mobile sites.
Weebly Press Release, May 2013
Weebly Releases Industry-First Interactive Site Planner and Mobile Site Editing Capabilities, A New Android App, Plus An All New, Powerful HTML5 Site Creator. Global Website Creation Service Announces More Than 100M Unique Visitors to Over 15M Weebly Sites Monthly.
The Guardian, May 2013
Blogging platform Weebly now has an Android app, aimed at getting a few more of its "millions" of users blogging from their smartphones as well as their computers. The app lets you post, check stats and respond to comments, and can be used to start a blog if you're not already a Weebly user.
Android and Me, May 2013
Weebly gives everyone a surprisingly easy way to create a high-quality site that they are proud to share. Millions of people have started a site, blog or online store on Weebly and you can too. Weebly sites work brilliantly on computers, phones and tablets. From your Android, Weebly helps you start a new blog or manage your existing Weebly blog or site when on the go.
Cult of Android, April 2013
If you're a blogger, I'm sure you've heard of the popular blog and website platform, Weebly – and now the developers have released an official Weebly application for Android. The application brings site management, statistics, posting capability and push notifications for comments, form entries and site errors.
Android Police, April 2013
Blogging is a cruel mix of trying to come up with interesting content and struggling with the software to make a good site. For people who don't want to partake in epic battles against WordPress but need a little more control than Tumblr has to offer, Weebly provides a simple drag-and-drop interface and professional templates to quickly build a great looking platform on which to share your thoughts.