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Acquired byVistaprint
Price$118M
Date12/2011
TermsCash and Stock

General Information

Offices

People

Co-Founder & CTO
Co-Founder & Architect
Product Manager - High ROI Initiatives
Investor

Acquisitions

Pagemodo, 2/2011

Funding

VENTURE FUNDING
Series A, 2/1998
Columbia Capital
Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Nigel Morris
$12M

Competitors

Tags

Webs

Webs is a website creation service that lets users make fully functioning sites complete with several apps including blogs, photo albums, video galleries, calendars, and discussion forums. Users start by choosing from over 300 templates and can then add rich content and applications to their website via their WYSIWYG Sitebuilder.

Small business owners can obtain custom domain names and email addresses to project a professional image. Entrepreneurs also benefit from user-friendly SEO, site statistics, and business apps like a mobile website builder.

Also, if users are interested in ecommerce, Webs.com has a Web Store app that integrates with online payment tools PayPal and Google Checkout.

In 2009, Webs launched an application platform and App Store enabling third-party applications distribution in the Webs platform. Participants in the App Store include Cafe Press, DudaMobile, BookFresh, Meebo, and Etsy.

Webs has also partnered with and integrated several third party applications including Picnik for online photo editing and GetClicky for webstats. Other partners include YouTube, Photobucket, and iPromote.

In 2010, Webs launched Facebook connect integration.

More recently, Webs developed a family of products to give small businesses super easy and cost-effective ways to develop an online presence across web, mobile, and social platforms.

The first addition to the Webs family of products came in October 2010 with the launch of ContactMe, a lightweight customer relationship management (CRM) tool that helps small businesses get organized and grow.

In February 2011, Webs added Pagemodo, creator of a do-it-yourself Facebook page builder, to the Webs suite of solutions. Pagemodo’s Pagebuilder enables entrepreneurs to design their own custom Facebook pages for free and with ease.

Webs was formerly known as Freewebs.

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Webs screenshot
Above: Webs Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/12/09
Webs screenshot
Above: Webs Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 5/25/10
Webs screenshot
Above: Webs Homepage
Uploaded: 2/2/11

Products

ContactMe

Websitecontactme.com
Blogcontactme.com/blog
Launch DateOctober, 2010

ContactMe is a lightweight, web-based CRM tool that helps small business owners consolidate their contacts, manage customer relationships, track tasks, and save time. ContactMe also lets entrepreneurs create a free ContactMe button and contact form which work in tandem to collect sales leads from websites, Craigslist pages, Facebook pages, and more.

Pagemodo

Websitepagemodo.com
Blogpagemodo.com/blog
StageLive
Launch Date2010

Webs SiteBuilder

Websitewebs.com
Blogblog.webs.com
Tags freewebs, sitebuilder, site-creator, social-publishing, social-website, webstrts

A simple WYSIWYG editor that lets you build out a fully functional social or business website. Pages can have pictures, links, videos, music, and widgets. The Freewebs Sitebuilder also allows the addition of “App” pages like Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Calendar, and Webstore.

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Compete

Webs

Sources

  1. techcrunch.com [edit]
  2. Exclusive: Webs Acquires Facebook Page Builder Pagemodo (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Venture Capital Drawn to Freewebs (washingtonpost.com) [edit]
  4. Lead411 launches "Hottest DC Area Companies" awards (lead411.com) [edit]
    Webs.com Launches ContactMe (webs.com) [edit]
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