There’s a new kid on the block of website-building platforms—and they’re already boasting 4,000+ active users, only one month after public beta launch.
As technology continues to advance and ideas become broader and more inventive, the options for website building platforms are becoming vast. But do they all really offer a competitive array of tools and templates that their users won’t get bored of? Do they all offer the next step in customization, design and functionality?
The founders of Oxxy, Dimitar Dimitrov and Lars Christian Beitnes, didn’t think so, They thought that most website building platforms had a limit as to how far they could take their clients. With that in mind, they set out to create something that offered users the next level in website-building platforms.
Why do we need another DIY website builder?
The idea for Oxxy manifested itself when CEO Dimitar Dimitrov was working on his PhD thesis on multi-website systems. Dimitrov discovered that even though this field was overpopulated with competitors, all of which offered numerous versions of site-building software, few had managed to take the concept to its limits; it was a niche that has yet to reach its full potential. With this vision, Dimitrov teamed up with co-founder Lars Christian Beitnes—a business visionary and an experienced finance and technology entrepreneur in the SMB segment—to bring the idea to fruition. A team was selected from thousands of candidates, then after months of hard work and dedication the technology behind Oxxy was built.
“The philosophy of our founders, from the very beginning, stayed the same—to create a cutting edge and market leading website builder tool for business digitalization, promotion, and publishing with professional web results,” Dimitrov told Geektime. “We are on a conquest to help millions of users, with no development skills, to create beautiful and compelling websites.”
Featuring a stylish interface capable of creating multiple websites in minutes—without the need of a developer or designer—Oxxy is the perfect solution for anyone, whether they’re a self-starting artist or a small tech business with big ideas. The platform features easy drag-and-drop navigating for adding objects, built-in features such as domain purchasing and managing business email addresses, and even allows for the creation of multiple websites.
Though Oxxy is offering up a smorgasbord of website building goodies, they’re not without competition. In the sea of platforms out there for this sort of thing, there are an array of solutions such as GoDaddy, Weebly, Squarespace, WordPress, Joomla, and Wix, but most of them fail to give users the ability to go beyond; to engage in granular customization of their site both in design and functionality. So even with all of the competitive, Oxxy offers something unique—and it seems to be working. After their public beta launch in September of this year, Oxxy’s platform already has 4,000+ active users. They’re certainly doing something right.
How’ Oxxy different?
Oxxy comes with your basic HTML5 templates, of course, but here’s where the company sets itself apart: they provide a rather powerful and sophisticated style editor that gives users a design environment similar to established UI/UX experiences such as Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Gimp. The platform provides a simple development experience with not so simple results—it’s not only excellent for beginners, but also applicable for more advanced users.
After a successful private Alpha lunch in April 2014, Oxxy launched into public Beta in September 2014. The company received EUR 300,000 in early stage Venture Capital from The White November Fund Ltd. in 2012 and hopes to secure additional funding in November or December of 2014 in order to increase their marketing budget and increase the speed of new features. Oxxy is based out of Malta and has offices in Bulgaria, the UK, and Cyprus.