Taking a page out of Shopify’s playbook, Durable is making it easier and faster for people to start businesses. And investors are taking notice.
Today the Vancouver-based AI-powered website builder and small business platform announced $14 million in Series A funding.
With over $20 Million in total funds raised to date, Durable is building the default platform to make every aspect of running a business 10X more efficient.
Named one of ten Homegrown B.C. Startups to Watch in 2023, Durable has built over six million websites in just one year.
With millions of business owners actively building on the platform, Durable is leveling the playing field with powerful and easy-to-use AI tools that enable anyone to become a successful business owner.
Serving as a 24/7 website designer, marketing agency, accountant, and Chief Operating Officer, Durable improves efficiency and drives sustainable growth for small business owners across the globe.
The funding round was led by Spark Capital with participation from existing investors Torch Capital, Altman Capital, Dash Fund, South Park Commons, Infinity Ventures, and Soma Capital. The new investment will be used to accelerate the Durable product roadmap, build deeper AI capabilities, and expand the Durable team.
“In this changing global workforce, self-employment is the future. In a decade, it will be the norm. Small businesses are already the backbone of our economy, and Durable is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs with AI, getting from zero to one and giving them autonomy over their work,” said James Clift, Founder and CEO of Durable.
“There are nearly one billion small businesses globally that operate without employees and with limited support. Those are the new entrepreneurs we are powering with AI. With this new capital, we are excited to continue to expand our services and equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the power of 24/7 support and exponential AI-powered employees.”