Webscale, a cloud provider for ecommerce environments, has raised $26 million in new growth capital financing from investors and Silicon Valley Bank. The new Series C funding round was led by BGV, STCAP Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures, with participation from Grotech Ventures.
Amid COVID-19 restrictions and life-altering consumer habits, Webscale grew 108% in 2020, powering thousands of storefronts, particularly those leveraging newer trends with headless and progressive web app (PWA) architectures. According to Webscale, this growth is expected to continue as merchants demand more flexibility, scale and security, coupled with fast, simple deployments, for seamless user experiences.
“Webscale is designed around the needs of our customers, delivering the best of cloud computing, commerce technologies and scalable automated infrastructure,” said Sonal Puri, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Webscale. “Retailers are more conscious than ever about the security of their online transactions, while delivering a flawless shopping experience from store to device. With this funding, Webscale is perfectly positioned to take advantage of these industry shifts, and help ecommerce businesses thrive and adapt to the new normal.”
A multi-cloud SaaS solution, designed around DevSecOps best practices and featuring a predictive auto-scaling engine, Webscale would be able to serve any merchant, of any size, with any need. Together with its network of digital agency partners, Webscale is helping merchants of all sizes compete on a level playing field with the likes of Amazon, without the massive investment into people and technology.
Webscale helps merchants embrace new technologies, and maximize on their significant investments in ERP and CRM systems, without demanding a “rip and replace” of their existing solutions. It would deliver flexible, cloud infrastructure for a variety of ecommerce platforms and architectures.
Deployment examples are ranging from headless/JAMStack solutions, to PWAs and fully managed hosting environments for platforms such as Magento, WooCommerce and SAP Hybris. In addition, its recently introduced range of edge solutions would address the well-known security and performance gaps in platforms such as Shopify, BigCommerce and Salesforce Commerce Cloud.
Webscale has its offices located in Santa Clara, CA, Boulder, CO, San Antonio, TX, Bangalore, India and London, UK. Deployed in multi-cloud environments, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, Webscale powers Fortune 1000 brands including Dollar General, Watsco, Regal Cinemas and thousands of other B2C, B2B, and B2E ecommerce storefronts across ten countries.