InstaWP Gets Seed Funding From Automattic

InstaWP Gets Seed Funding From Automattic

Posted by WP Tavern on June 3, 2022 at 11:30 am
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InstaWP has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Automattic. The service launched in July 2021 as a quick way to set up testing or disposable WordPress sites and users frequently commented on remarkable speed of the tool, which spins up a site in less than a second. Founder Vikas Singhal said the investment gives Automattic a percentage of future equity under a SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) arrangement. In order to receive the investment, Singhal was required to register InstaWP Inc. as an independent US-based organization. “InstaWP has a vision of making it easy to get started with WordPress,” Singhal said. “Initally I thought InstaWP was just a disposable WP tool but fast forward eight months, it’s much more than that. It’s a workflow tool now, which makes working with WP 10x easier.” InstaWP provided an Agency plan for LearnWP to use during Social Learning Spaces, Calls for Testing, and similar uses. The fact that it’s being used in WordPress education, where some users are brand new to the platform, speaks to how user-friendly it is to fire up a new WordPress testing site. “Lots of plugin and theme authors use it for showcasing their product sandboxes,” Singhal…

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