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Artificial Intelligence-Based Website Builder The Grid Announces New Suite of Features To Be Available on its Platform as Company Reaches 25,000 Founding Members and $2.4M in Pre-Sales

A record breaking number of people support new software that promises the creation of beautiful, intelligent and unique websites for all


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (March 4, 2015) – Today, The Grid , the company revolutionizing web design through artificial intelligence-driven software that can recognize beauty, announces several new product features and back-end updates to its platform. Since launching in October 2014, The Grid ’s pre-sale campaign has attracted over 24,000 paid founding members and over $2.4M in pre-sales, to make it the most successful non-gaming software pre-sales campaign of all time.

The Grid ’s new features are highlighted by the following:

  • Browser extension for sharing web content and managing websites

  • iPhone, iPad & Android apps for posting mobile photos and managing websites

  • Post editor for authoring long-form, blog-like content

  • Filters that provide blogging functionality

  • Image processing that finds a photo’s subject, auto crops around the image and places text optimally.

“With our new suite of mobile apps & browser extensions, it is dead simple to take your favorite content, whether it is a Vine, kitten gif, news article, photos from your phone, whatever, and throw it in one of your websites,” said The Grid ’s CEO and co-founder Dan Tocchini. “The days of manually marshalling content into a template / theme / drag-n-drop builder are over!  That burden is on the designer in the machine, so you just focus on the content.  Hopefully, content can finally be king.”

Despite e-commerce now accounting for $78B in quarterly sales , the overly complicated, labor intensive $21B web design industry is long on pricey expertise but short on scalability.

“For many people, a well-designed, functional and current website simply costs too much time or money,” says The Grid’s creative director Leigh Taylor. “And templates, even if they look decent, are still too expensive and hard to manage, while also requiring time consuming edits. We’re making that process more painless than it’s ever been without sacrificing the high-quality, unique design that makes a website great.”

In addition, The Grid launched Grid Style Sheets 2.0 (GSS 2.0) this month to make it exponentially easier for web developers to harness the power of the Cassowary Constraint Solver , the same algorithm Apple uses to compute native layout. The Grid is built on GSS 2.0 .

In December 2014, The Grid announced a $4.6 million Series A round led by Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures , with additional funding from former President of Disney Interactive John Pleasants, former Facebook VP of Product and Engineering Greg Badros and the Founder of Elegant Themes Nick Roach.

Founding memberships are available for a locked-in rate of $8 per month. O nce the product is live in late spring, The Grid will retail for $25 per month. Anyone looking to join The Grid will also receive a founding member token keychain. Just like a mobile business card, founding members can tap the token with any NFC enabled mobile device to bring users to their site effortlessly.

To become a founding member of the evolution of artificial intelligence, the rabbit hole starts at: .

About The Grid

The Grid was founded in 2010 by a leading team of web developers and designers based in San Francisco. Led by co-founders Dan Tocchini IV and Brian Axe, Creative Director Leigh Taylor, and VP of Engineering Henri Bergius, The Grid uses artificial intelligence that gives any user, regardless of their web development knowledge, the power to build elegant websites that fit their particular needs through beautiful design. For more information, visit .


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