Hourences is now a web design startup with $1m in seed money
Hourences, a Louisville-based web design company, announced Thursday that it has raised $1 million in Series A funding from Capital One Ventures.
The round, led by the company’s founder and cofounder, David Leong, comes at a time when Hourences’ stock price is climbing as investors believe it is poised to capture more of the digital design market.
“Hourences’ goal is to make the design and branding process for digital products, like websites and mobile apps, easier, more accessible, and more effective,” Leong said in a press release.
“We believe that a simple, user-friendly, web-based design process can significantly reduce the time and cost associated with designing and creating digital products.
This approach also has the potential to increase the quality of digital products.”
The investment comes just a few weeks after the company made waves with its new, $2.5 million web design office in Louisville, which is located near the campus of the University of Louisville and serves as the company to launch.
Hourences will be focusing on building the business in the city, with an initial staff of 10.
“As we grow, we’ll be able to hire more designers and more designers with backgrounds in design,” Leons said.
“If you want to make money online, you need to design something.
This is the future.”
Hourences also announced it will be adding more employees to the team, with new hires to be added in the coming weeks.
“The growth of Hourences has been exponential over the last two years,” Leones said.
“[The investment] gives us the ability to accelerate our hiring.”
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