Low-code is a hot category these days. It helps companies construct workflows or easy applications without coding abilities, freeing up valuable engineering resources for more crucial projects . Apotheosis, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2020 mate, announced a $2.5 million seed round today for its low-code application integration platform.
Financiers consist of < a class="crunchbase-link"href="https://crunchbase.com/organization/y-combinator"target="_ blank"data-type="company" data-entity =”y-combinator”> Y Combinator, Village Global, Global Founders Capital, Soma Capital and FundersClub.
“Paragon makes it simpler for non-technical individuals to be able to build out integrations utilizing our visual workflow editor. We essentially provide building blocks for things like API requests, interactions with 3rd party APIs and conditional logic. Therefore users can drag and drop these structure blocks to produce workflows that explain company reasoning in their application,” says company co-founder Brandon Foo.
Foo acknowledges there are a lot of low-code workflow tools out there, but many like UIPath, Blue Prism and Automation Anyplace concentrate on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate certain tasks. He says he and co-founder Ishmael Samuel wanted to concentrate on designers.
“We’re truly focused on how can we improve developer effectiveness, and how can we bring the benefits of low code to item and engineering teams and make it much easier to build products without composing manual code for every single integration, and truly have the ability to simplify the product development procedure,” Foo told TechCrunch.
The method it works is you can drag and drop among 1200 predefined connectors for tools like Stripe, Slack and Google Drive into a workflow design template, and construct connectors extremely rapidly to activate some sort of action. The company is constructed on AWS serverless architecture, so you specify the trigger action and subsequent actions, and Apotheosis manages all of the back-end infrastructure requirements for you.
It’s early days for the business. After introducing in private beta in January, the business has 80 customers. It currently has 6 workers consisting of Foo, who previously co-founded Polymail and Samuel, who was previously lead engineer at Uber. They prepare to work with 4 more employees this year.
With both founders people of color, they certainly are looking to develop a varied group around them. “I believe it’s already sort of constructed into our DNA. As a diverse founding group we have maybe a more comprehensive perspective and point of view in regards to hiring the sort of individuals that we look for to work with. Obviously, I think there’s always room for improvements, therefore we’re always searching for brand-new ways that we can be more inclusive in our working with recruiting process [as we grow],” he said.
As far as raising during a pandemic, he says it’s been an insane time, but he believes they are fixing a genuine issue which they can prosper in spite of the macro financial conditions of the moment.
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