AppGyver, a Finnish software scaleup committed to democratising professional app development with visual programming tools, has raised €2 million in additional funding jointly-led by Karma Ventures and OpenOcean, with participation from numerous angel investors.
AppGyver’s Composer Pro is a no-code visual platform for professional app development, where new and seasoned developers alike can now build sophisticated, production-ready apps for any device without having to write a single line of code. Everything can be crafted visually by using drag-and-drop, including the user interface, app logic, access to native APIs, user authentication, and backend integrations.
Marko Lehtimäki, CEO of AppGyver says, “For a long time, it was our dream that the software built visually without writing code could reach the level of sophistication, customisation, quality, and performance of traditionally built software. With the release of Composer Pro, we’ve finally arrived there.
“We’re very appreciative of our investors who have shared our vision over the past few years, including our commitment to continue building a vibrant developer community, and now we believe that we have created something truly revolutionary. It might take a while to convince the die-hard coders, but we’re ready to be challenged and work together to build something extraordinary,” explains Lehtimäki.
The company has also created a component marketplace where users can share, and potentially sell, what they’ve created and build on the contributions of others.
“AppGyver is the first company we’ve seen to truly conquer the challenge of building professional enterprise-level apps visually that also has embraced the open-source movement of sharing and collaboration to make the world a better place,” says Tommi Uhari, Founding Partner at Karma Ventures.
“They took the time and effort needed over several years to build and test this vision, which we believe is at a level that surpasses anyone else on the market. We are excited to see how visual programming will finally revolutionize the way we bring ideas to life and solve problems,” continues Uhari.
The new funding takes the company’s total funding to €10 million. AppGyver’s global enterprise portfolio includes companies such as DHL, Fingrid, and Genelec, and has a community of 300,000 developers using its platform. The company aims to expand its user base, grow a developer community of more than a million people and expand internationally.