|Series A, 11/2007 |
Columbus Venture Capital
|Series B, 2/2009 |
Yola is a leading SaaS provider of website services focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses build and grow their online presence.
Yola’s flagship product is a drag-and-drop Sitebuilder, that makes it easy for users without any technical knowledge to build a professional-looking website. It also allows advanced users to leverage more powerful features such as the ability to edit the underlying style code. Yola’s Sitebuilder automatically generates all the key elements of a successful website. These include, sample vertical-specific content, contact information and a map, a lead generation form and social media tools. In a few minutes, a user has a full website that they can customize.
A one-stop-shop for SMBs trying to succeed online, Yola has developed a breadth of features and products to support its Sitebuilder. Premium services include website hosting, domain name registration, mobile and Facebook publishing, local directory submissions, search engine optimization tools, lead generation and social network integration.
For SMBs looking to sell online, Yola offers an advanced, integrated eCommerce solution that enables users to sell products through their Yola website. It includes features such as inventory management, real-time shipping quotes, and customizable tax rules. Yola Online Store is managed through Yola but can also be linked to Facebook and optimized for mobile phones.
Yola also offers a white label platform to hosting companies and resellers globally who are looking for a solution to help their SMBs get online.
Yola currently has over 8 million registered users and is available in six different languages. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has offices in Cape Town, South Africa.
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