Import.io, a London, UK-based platform that enables businesses to convert websites into usable data, closed $13m Series A round of funding.
The round, which brought total funding raised to date to $17.5m, was led by Imperial Innovations, with participation from Wellington Partners, Oxford Capital, Open Ocean, Delin Capital and AME Cloud Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Gary Read, formerly president and CEO at Boundary and Nimsoft, will join the board of directors as chairman, along with Martyn Holman of Oxford Capital; Mario Branciforti of Imperial Innovations; and Jonathan Hay of Delin Capital.
The company will use the funds to further develop its data extraction technology and expand its ecosystem of analytics and visualization partners.
Led by David White, founder and CEO, Import.io provides a platform that leverages free data extraction technology to allow individuals to turn websites into structured tables of data that they can actually use without writing a single line of code.
Import.io also offer a Data Feeds product for organizations that want large volumes of pre-cleaned, process-ready data provided to them directly.
In 2015, users of Import.io created more than one million web APIs and extracted data from over 5.5 billion web pages.
In addition, the company is creating an ecosystem of data partners with technology companies like Tableau, Interworks, Silk, and Blockspring which use Import.io’s Data API to allow their customers to extract content from websites.
The company is hiring.