Web data extraction start-up Import.io closes $13m Series A round

Funding from Imperial Innovations and Oxford Capital is said to represent the biggest ever investment in online data extraction

Import.io, an early-stage online data extraction platform, has announced it has secured a $13m Series A round backed by Imperial Innovations, Oxford Capital, Wellington Partners, Open Ocean, Delin Capital, and AME Cloud Ventures.

Based in London, Import.io allows businesses to turn “translate entire websites into usable data”. Effectively, it promises to enables companies to turn messy websites into structured tables of data that can be used without writing a single line of code.

It claims that its users created more than one million web APIs and extracted data from over five and a half billion web pages in 2015.

In a statement on its blog, the start-up said it would put the funds to good use to develop its technology and expand its network of analytics and visualisation partners.

This latest investment brings total funding to date to $17.5m after it previously raised $4.5m in seed and angel funding.

David White, Import.io founder and CEO, said the funding “represents the biggest investment ever in web data extraction”:

“Ee are thrilled to partner with investors who think just as boldly and creatively as we do about delivering on our vision.”

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