WebJam is a new London-based startup which lets users create content online and features an interesting open-ended website creator. Having recently raised 1 million GBP of funding by early-stage French VC firm I-Source Gestion, WebJam is looking like one startup with a future.
The idea is that all users can have their own ‘webjam,’ and decide whether to make it a traditional blog, a public profile, personal homepage or something completely new. Additionally, WebJam features a drag-and-drop interface, a collection of modules and styles, and some community-oriented features. Once a webjam is created, visitors can rate and comment on it (just like webjam.com itself; see top bar).
WebJam being one of the most recent highly-invested startups coming out of Europe (and one of the only ones to be hiring!), I think they might get somewhere with the amateur/naive consumer market but they’ll have a heap of trouble appealing to current Web 2.0 savvy folks. In a way that’s a good thing, but we’ll have to wait and see.