I’m thrilled to report that Elementor has closed a $15 million seed round from Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of the world’s leading venture capital firms (as posted on TechCrunch). It’s a special day for Elementor, our community and me personally. Lightspeed’s funding expresses confidence in the open source ecosystem and in Elementor’s vision to empower professional web builders by radically simplifying website building, empowering web professionals to unleash their creative and business potential . With support from Lightspeed, we plan to grow our operational capabilities and support our growing community locally and globally. We intend to strengthen our training and e-learning programs, strengthen our infrastructure and recruit more talent. At the same time, we will continue to develop new innovative product lines, thereby improving the Elementor platform. As we head into a bright future, it is fitting that we look back at all that has been achieved and what drove it in the first place. So let’s take a look at the origin story of Elementor.
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The beginning My partner Ariel and I decided to create Elementor in order to overcome the daily technical challenges and difficulties we face with each project while trying to run our own freelance web design and development agency. From using custom code to hours spent modifying the browser, it seemed impossible to be a profitable web development company.
Phew, are you still there? Did you notice your mind wandering off mid-sentence? Mine sure did. If yours did too, that’s because it’s difficult to process information that isn’t structured. Before you can wrap your head around the information, a new piece of information is already vying for your attention. That’s actually a big reason why we use periods. Periods actually say: “OK, this is the end of what I want to say, let that sink in before you continue”. Let’s rewrite this passage with shorter sentences.
We thought our open source project couldn’t find a better home than
The Vision Evolves: Birth of the Web Creator
WordPress. We finally released the first version of Elementor in June 2016, and in just 10 months we reached 100,000 active installs. Fast forward 4 years and Elementor now powers over 5 million sites, has hundreds of thousands of active customers, and Switzerland Phone Number over 130,000 YouTube subscribers. Elementor is now the leading website builder on the WordPress repository, with a team that numbers over 130 people spread across the globe. Dozens of new communities have formed around the world.
Firstly, passive sentences are wordy. The passive alternative to an active sentence is simply longer. For example, consider these two sentences:
The overwhelming response made us realize that Elementor was definitely not just a tool, it was a movement. We improve the professional daily life of our users. Developers started publishing add-ons, designers created templates, young freelancers started their business using the platform. We had achieved our goal and more. The Vision Evolves: Birth of the Web Creator Elementor gave birth to a new profession: the website builder. When Elementor