It has been 10 years since Pantheon launched. On the time, it was largely a internet hosting service for Drupal websites, however about six years in the past, it added WordPress internet hosting to its lineup and raised extra VC cash as a few of its rivals did the identical. After its 2016 Collection C spherical, issues began quieting down, although the corporate has clear ambitions to turn out to be a public firm within the subsequent few years. To talk about these plans and the general state of the enterprise, I sat down with Pantheon co-founder and CEO Zack Rosen and new Pantheon board member Elissa Fink, former CMO of Tableau.
Possibly the largest change at Pantheon is that when it launched, its staff was virtually solely targeted on the developer expertise. And whereas Pantheon was primarily a internet hosting service and provides private plans, its focus was by no means on people who needed a WordPress weblog (which quite a lot of firms targeted on, particularly within the pre-Twitter days). Its efforts at all times revolved round companies, massive enterprises and the businesses that serve them.
“Again then, our overriding focus was actually across the developer expertise — the practitioner expertise — of utilizing our product,” Rosen defined. “And albeit, on the time, we truly actually didn’t know what to name it. It actually didn’t have a class, however we at all times felt it was one thing new.” He famous that over the previous few years, Pantheon began speaking to quite a lot of entrepreneurs and realized that the wants of those advertising and marketing leaders are driving this house.