import.io raises $3m seed round backed my Yahoo! and MySQL founders

Web-data platform import.io has raised a $3m ‘super seed’ round that will help them expand their new San Francisco office.

The London and San Francisco-based startup extracts data from websites and allows users to access it all via an API, without writing a single line of code. They describe their service as “web data extraction made easy”.

The investment comes from an number of high profile investors including MySQL co-founders David Axmark as an angel and Michael Widenius through his fund Open Ocean Capital, and Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang through AME Cloud Ventures and Wellington Partners.

Rapid expansion

The company’s mission is to make the internet accessible to everyone and this investment will help them progress towards that goal.

As well as developing their San Francisco base, the company has unveiled a new version of their app with advanced functionality.

The new investment follows a $1m seed round in February 2013 which was followed by a win at Dublin Web Summit in the Beta Pitch competition.

Elevator Pitch alumnus

Started in London, import.io took part in the second series of Tech City News’ Elevator Pitch.

CEO David White commented that it was “an honour to have some of the biggest names in technology invest in your startup”.

He continued:

It only stands to verify that we’re on the right track and that others share our vision for a future where data from the web is available to everyone.