Squarespace raises $300M at staggering $10B valuation
Squarespace has raised $300 million in a round of funding that values the company at a staggering $10 billion valuation.
New backers include Dragoneer, Tiger Global, D1 Capital Partners, Fidelity Management & Research Company, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Spruce House. Existing backers Accel and General Atlantic also participated.
Squarespace Founder & CEO Anthony Casalena said the fresh capital will advance the company’s growth initiatives and help it scale its product suite.
The move comes less than two months after the company filed confidentiality to go public via a direct listing or initial public offering.
Squarespace, which has helped millions create their own websites, was founded in 2003 and bootsapped until a $38.5 million Series A in 2010 that was co-led by Accel and Index Ventures.
The online website creation and hosting service — which has now expanded into e-commerce by hosting online stores — then raised another $40M round in 2014. But it is perhaps best known for its epic 2017-era $200 million secondary round that General Atlantic financed.
New York City-based Squarespace has over 1200 employees spread across its headquarters and offices in Dublin, Ireland; Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California.
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March 16, 2021 at 02:45PM