Startup 10Web Raises $2M to Automate WordPress Website Building and Hosting

Sierra Ventures and AI Fund have invested $2 million in 10Web’s Automated WordPress Platform, which automates website hosting and creation with artificial intelligence (AI). 10Web is based in the U.S., in Newark, Delaware.

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The Story of 10Web started back in 2011, when a small group of engineers lead by Arto Minasyan founded a WordPress plugin startup that evolved into a successful company with 1 million customers. Arto Minasyan, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Krisp, and his team were able to identify the most pressing issues in web development as a result of this experience.

Photo Perry Wu, General Partner of AI Fund
“WordPress has become the leading standard for creating websites. We are bullish that 10Web will become the platform of choice for anyone building, hosting, and maintaining those sites,” said Perry Wu, General Partner of AI Fund.

“Tens of millions of WordPress websites are built every year, and an average website launch takes 5 weeks!” said 10Web’s CEO and co-founder Tigran Nazaryan. “We wanted to bring automation to WordPress development to facilitate and speed up this process.”

The 10Web team has identified three fundamental issues in WordPress web development. The first one would be the fact that creating a WordPress website requires quite a lot of human labor. The second issue would be a low PageSpeed score, which results in poor SEO and ineffective advertisements. Another issue is associated with shared web hosting.

To address these issues, 10Web would provide three significant benefits:

  • Creating a website with AI – Clients may obtain a WordPress website with the identical design generated by AI algorithms simply providing a URL, without having to duplicate a single line of the original site’s code. The final product is a website that is optimized, responsive, and adaptable, and it is hosted on 10Web.
  • Getting a higher PageSpeed rating – Websites hosted on 10Web are given a PageSpeed score of 90 or better by Google, according to the company, helping them to rank higher and increase conversions.
  • Increasing WordPress website uptime – 10Web’s automated hosting is based on Google Cloud. It would deliver 99.99 percent uptime, automated backups, security scans, repairs, and upgrades.

Sierra Ventures and AI Fund

“Templatizing a live website is quite difficult to do from a technical perspective as it requires successfully preserving the functionality of web pages with optimization,” said Ben Yu, Managing Partner of Sierra Ventures. “This is more challenging than optimizing a pure HTML page. The 10Web team’s deep technical expertise has enabled them to ‘crack the code’ for allowing users to effortlessly create high-quality and dynamic sites which is an exciting innovation for anyone looking to easily create a website.”

“WordPress has become the leading standard for creating websites. We are bullish that 10Web will become the platform of choice for anyone building, hosting, and maintaining those sites,” said Perry Wu, General Partner of AI Fund. “10Web has built an innovative, no-code solution utilizing artificial intelligence to automate website porting and creation. They make building a website on WordPress even easier, opening what is already a massive market to a much broader audience.”

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