SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudCannon, the freedom to create, takes on the global market launching at TechCrunch Disrupt in London with $500k in funding from leading New Zealand investors including Sam Morgan, Phil McCaw, Stephen Tindall and Simon Holdsworth. CloudCannon is dedicated to bringing content to the web faster and easier by breaking down technical barriers allowing for true creative freedom. Check out CloudCannon here: cloudcannon.com/DisruptPromoMadness
"We're excited to be backing Mike and his team. CloudCannon is global from day one and we look forward to supporting them in their high growth phase," said Sam Morgan, founder of Jasmine Investments.
Before CloudCannon, web designers needed to have backend programming skills or compromise their creative freedom by using a website builder to make updateable websites for clients. With CloudCannon, static websites are now a viable alternative. These websites are simpler to build, faster to ship, allow complete creative freedom and with CloudCannon, clients can update their website directly on the page. CloudCannon partners with cloud storage providers, domain registrars and hosting companies to make the rest of the website setup seamless. CloudCannon completely eliminates steps in the normal website production process so web designers can focus on what they love: design.
"We built CloudCannon because, as designers ourselves, we saw a need that no other product was solving. We wanted to lift the bar on current website design, by taking out time intensive technical tasks and focusing on the creative aspects," stated Mike Neumegen, CEO of CloudCannon.
CloudCannon recently partnered with Rightside, one of the world's largest domain name registries. Offering the range of new Rightside Top Level Domains (TLDs) to the community of web designers is about enabling them to find the perfect domain name for their client. This is something that has become increasingly difficult with the depletion of quality .com's. On a technical level, the partnership also allows CloudCannon to streamline one of the trickiest parts of setting up a website - domain name and DNS settings - and make it as seamless as the rest of the CloudCannon experience.
"Designers from around the world will be able to design, build and deploy world-class websites using CloudCannon and Rightside domain branding extensions such as .social, .rocks, .ninja, .dance, .reviews, .lawyer and other Rightside new domain extensions," said Dwayne Walker, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Rightside. "These new domain branding extensions coupled with CloudCannon website services offer a powerful and unique platform for web and creative designers around the world," Walker added.
About CloudCannon -
CloudCannon completely streamlines the process of deploying a simple website. Most CMS solutions take hours to integrate and are usually creative overkill for a simple website. With the huge variety of hosted web services available these days, we provide the freedom to create, simply, easily and effectively. Please see http://cloudcannon.com/
About TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe: London is TechCrunch's first conference in the UK. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where some 25 new companies will launch for the first time onstage, selected to present from numerous applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 USD grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is October 20-21, 2014 at Old Billingsgate in London.
Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: NAME) inspires and delivers new possibilities for consumers and businesses to define and present themselves online. The company, with its affiliates, is a leading provider of domain name services, offering one of the industry's most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of domain names. In addition to being a new gTLD registry operator, Rightside is home to some of the most admired brands in the industry, including eNom, Name.com, and NameJet (in partnership with Web.com). Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Rightside has offices in North America, Europe, and Australia. For more information please visit www.rightside.co.