Belfast low-code web development platform Budibase raises six-figure investment

  • Local tech start-up Budibase has closed a six-figure development round to develop its new low-code web-development platform.

    Belfast today has a record number of software development companies, but a significant gap still exists between the number of qualified people that industry needs and the graduates pouring out of local universities. Many local tech firms are offering earn-as-you-learn type schemes or are promoting coding upskilling within their workforce to get more people into development roles.

    Budibase is building a potential solution for web-development that requires no actual code to be written, allowing designers without coding experience to work directly on functional web applications using an intuitive click-based UI. The creators of the platform expect that it will greatly speed up web development and reduce development costs, reducing the turnaround for new web app development from months to days.

    It seems the web development industry is eagre to give the new tool a try, with almost 5,000 people now signed up to await the low-code platform's release later this year. That early interest has now helped the company close a six-figure investment round to develop the platform and build a community. Budibase is one of the 21 local firms currently on the 2020 Propel accelerator programme.

    Budibase CEO Michael Shanks commented on the investment: "We’ve spent two years building Budibase to be the most comprehensive platform for building web applications. What would take companies months or even years to implement with a cutting edge web stack is trivial to build with and deploy on Budibase. Techstart’s investment will allow us to find product market fit, grow our community and deliver on an ambitious technical roadmap."

    Source: Techstart News

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