At first blush, Pantheon does something pretty mundane — it is in the business of helping companies host their websites.

In a world awash with cheap cloud computing platforms, and a myriad of cheap (and often free) website hosting solutions, you’d have though Pantheon was in a business with few prospects.

But the reality of Pantheon’s growth has been impressive. Founded only a few short years ago, the company has parlayed its singular focus (OK, it’s actually a dual focus) on hosting WordPress and Drupal websites into an impressive business that powers 150,000 websites globally including some high profile, and high traffic, sites. As an aside, that 150,000 figure is up from 65,000 in 2014.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.