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Squarespace CEO: N.Y.C. startups have a creative edge, solve real-world problems

For us non-coding plebs, we have to tip our hat to Squarespace founder and CEO Anthony Casalena. The Manhattan-based company he started in 2004 in his dorm room now provides a wide array of innovative designs that allow anyone to become a savvy web builder at affordable prices.

Casalena first saw an opportunity in what was already a dated domains business space and capitalized. Squarespace took its first round of capital only in 2010 and has since raised a total of $78.5 million. So far, so good. Squarespace successfully competes with Automattic-ownedWordPress in San Francisco, and Wix, based in Israel, which also sell domain names.

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