Co-founders from left to right Roger Rosweide, Sybren van Kesteren, Dexter Drupsteen, Wijnand van Leeuwen | Image credit: WPCS
Amsterdam-based WPCS.io, provider of a multi-tenant WordPress cloud platform to build SaaS solutions with WordPress, has announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in its startup cycle.
According to Wijnand van Leeuwen, CEO and co-founder, the company has lifted the investment to spark a new wave of independent SaaS initiatives globally. This includes hiring more developers, expanding marketing efforts, and building international brand recognition.
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The investment was made by Arches Capital of Amsterdam, a company that invests in start-ups and large-scale companies with high growth potential.
Arches Capital comprises a group of business angels who seek to bridge the gap between formal investors (VCs) and informal investors (business angels), bringing together the best of both worlds. “We research, select and invest like a VC; we engage, care and inspire like the angel that we are, ”the company says.
It differentiates itself by bringing “superior” deal flow, professional knowledge and a lower risk profile to participating angel investors while supporting its portfolio companies from start to finish with follow-on investments.
Transform WordPress into SaaS
Founded in November 2020 by Roger Rosweide, Sybren van Kesteren, Wijnand van Leeuwen and Dexter Drupsteen, WPCS claims to be the world’s first multi-tenant WordPress cloud platform for anyone to build, manage and scale websites or products. Web.
With WPCS, users can develop a website like normal with WordPress, instantly generate new websites based on their website product, and scale to thousands of websites while still running one.
The company arose out of the founder’s frustrations with the project-based business model of agency work, particularly website creation. SaaS companies typically work with a shared cloud infrastructure that allows them to scale quickly. When the founders were developing WPCS, they realized that they had built a platform that solves all the challenges of scaling WordPress and allows developers to develop their skills in building SaaS solutions using of WordPress.
Wijnand van Leeuwen says: “The vision of WPCS is to make technology easily and sustainably accessible to everyone. Allowing anyone to build a WordPress-based Website-as-a-Service (WaaS) or SaaS without writing a single line of code is precisely the type of innovation that makes the web more accessible and scalable for businesses, SMBs. , and emerging economies. Open source is not only more innovative and secure than its proprietary counterparts, it is democratizing the web.
WPCS has reached a sufficient level of maturity and stability with many projects already in production around the world.
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