RevenueCat raises $40M Series B for its in-app subscription platform

RevenueCat raises $40M Series B for its in-app subscription platform

RevenueCat, a startup providing a series of tools for designers of subscription-based apps, has raised$40 million in Series B financing, valuing its business at$300 million, post-money. Established by developers who understood the troubles in scaling a subscription app firsthand, RevenueCat’s software application development kit(SDK)option gives companies the tools they require to develop […]
Established by designers who comprehended the troubles in scaling a subscription app firsthand, RevenueCat’s software advancement package (SDK) solution offers companies the tools they require to develop a subscription business, including not just including memberships themselves, however preserving them over time even as the app stores carry out changes. Apple and Google, Eiting describes, aren’t constantly up to date with what companies really need to build subscription companies. Today, RevenueCat has more than 6,000 apps live on its platform, with over $1 billion in tracked subscription profits being handled by its tools.” The world is moving toward subscriptions– and for companies, developing out this design equates to weeks of developers’time,”says YC Continuity’s Hariharan.”RevenueCat helps designers roll out memberships in minutes and produces a source of truth for customer data….

Apptopia raises $20M to expand its competitive intelligence organization beyond mobile

Apptopia raises $20M to expand its competitive intelligence organization beyond mobile

Boston-based Apptopia, a business providing competitive intelligence in the mobile app community, has closed on $20 million in Series C funding focused on sustaining its expansion beyond the world of mobile apps. The new funding was led by ABS Capital Partners, and follows 3 consecutive years of 50% year-over-year development for Apptopia’s organization, which has […] , a company providing competitive intelligence in the mobile app environment, has closed on $20 million in Series C funding intended at fueling its expansion beyond the world of mobile apps. Apptopia’s competitors like Sensor Tower and App Annie utilize mobile panels to gather app data, amongst other techniques, Kay describes. Utilizing what Kay explains as “big, huge amounts of historical data,” Apptopia over time discovered what sort of signals went into an app’s app shop ranking. The business also sees a broader future in making its app information more available.

Rent the Runway’s very first iOS team launches Runway, a much easier way to coordinate app releases

Rent the Runway’s very first iOS team launches Runway, a much easier way to coordinate app releases

A group of mobile app engineers and designers from business like Rent the Runway, ClassPass, Kickstarter and others, are now releasing their own start-up, Runway, to attend to the common pain points they experienced around the mobile app release cycle. With Runway, teams can link their existing tools to keep track of the progress of an […] In other words, groups train Runway to understand how they run — they don’t have to change their own processes or habits to accommodate Runway. Because Runway comprehends who’s responsible for what, it can direct Slack notices and updates to specific members of the team. Presently, Runway is focused on all the parts of the mobile app release cycle from kickoff to submission to the actual app store releases. Runway’s team of four is primarily Brand-new York-based and is currently participating in Y Combinator’s Winter 2021 virtual program.

Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform?

Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform?

When Zoom revealed Zapps last month — the name has actually because been sensibly altered to Zoom Apps — VC
Twitter immediately started speculating that Zoom could make the leap from successful video conferencing service to ending up being an introducing pad for start-up innovation. It definitely caught the attention of former TechCrunch author and current financier at […]
Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform? Zapps last month– the name has because been carefully altered to Zoom Apps– VC Twitter instantly began speculating that Zoom could make the leap from successful video conferencing service to becoming a launching pad for start-up development. Zoom’s new”Zapps “app platform will squash or king-make lots of start-ups. Jim Scheinman, founding managing partner at Maven Ventures and an early Zoom financier(who is credited with calling the business )says he constantly saw the service as possibly a platform play. He states he talked with Zoom management about opening up the platform to external designers several years ago before the IPO….

It’s not almost email, dumb

It’s not almost email, dumb

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unload the numbers behind the headings. Your humble Equity team is pretty exhausted but in good spirits, as there was a lot to discuss today. Initially, 3 things to start us off: First: Read this piece from TechCrunch’s Megan Rose Dickey [ …] , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headings. That partof the chat, the take-rate of the Fortnite parent business on the work of others was really sound to the other main topic of the day: Apple vs. DHH. Apple is under fire for anti-competitive practices at house and abroad– of varying intensity, and from various sources– making this all the more spicy. Upgrade raises$40 million for its credit-focused neobank. Your modest Equity team is quite tired however in good spirits, as there was a lot to talk about this week….

Today in Apps: Facebook handles Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live

Today in Apps: Facebook handles Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live

We continue to look at how the pandemic is impacting the world of mobile apps. Significantly, we saw the launch of the Apple/Google direct exposure notification API with the most recent version of iOS. Apps aren’t simply a way to pass idle hours– they’re a big organisation. In screening, the existing app drains the phone battery too quickly. Innovation can assist health authorities rapidly tell someone they might have been exposed to COVID-19. The API permits for the advancement of apps from public health companies and governments that can help identify if somebody has been exposed by COVID-19. …

This Week in Apps: WWDC browses the web, Android 11 hold-ups, Facebook SDK turns into app eliminate switch

This Week in Apps: WWDC browses the web, Android 11 hold-ups, Facebook SDK turns into app eliminate switch

We continue to take a look at how the coronavirus break out is affecting mobile apps; that big app crash caused by Facebook; new app releases from Facebook and Google; and Apple’s strategies to move WWDC online. People are now investing 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, matching TELEVISION. Unless Apple is planning a big revamp of its designer website and app that would allow those connections, it appears this year’s event will do not have some of WWDC’s magic. The business also announced the Swift Trainee Challenge, a chance for trainee designers to display their coding by creating their own Swift play ground. …