Pantheon, a WordPress and Drupal focused website platform for professional developers, designers, and marketers, has raised $21.5 million in Series B financing led by Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP), with participation from OpenView Partners and existing investors Foundry Group and First Round Capital.
Pantheon’s professional website platform supports the two leading open-source content management systems (CMS) for business websites – WordPress and Drupal, which would power over 50% of all CMS-powered websites today. This round of funding will primarily invest in product development and accelerating international growth. As part of the Series B funding round, Rory O’Driscoll, Partner at ScaleVP will join the board of directors.
“The era of website hosting is over, website development workflow killed it. Professional website developers need deployment, collaboration, and scaling tools from the start,” said Zack Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Pantheon. “With ScaleVP and OpenView on board, we are well positioned to reach our goal of powering 30% of the web.”
Traditional web hosting
Founded in 2010, Pantheon helps solve the problems inherent in traditional web hosting, including website outages, inability to handle large traffic spikes, security, team management, version control, and deployment. Its client base includes large companies with websites that have hundreds of millions of page-views in a single day. The website platform is used by some of the most sophisticated organizations including Intel, Cisco, A&E Networks, The New Republic, Arizona State University and the United Nations.