South African Web Site Creation Company, Synthasite Raises $5 Million

Synthasite LogoSwitzerland-based Columbus Venture Capital has taken $5 million and invested it into a South Africa-based web creation company called SynthaSite. SynthaSite works very similarly to Weebly.

The idea behind SynthaSite is to allow users to build websites in minutes without a programming background and includes free hosting and a free domain name.

SynthaSite uses AJAX to utilize dragging+dropping capabilities. There is a two-pane view on SynthaSite, one side that displays the workspace and the other to support the tools needed for building a website.

SynthaSite will soon introduce an API that will give a chance for developers to create mash-ups and widgets. The company plans to move to Silicon Valley, Calif. eventually. This is SynthaSite’s first round of funding aside from seed investors.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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