Belfast start-up develops premier software delivery platform following £800k investment

  • Photo: Alan Carson, CEO of Cloudsmith

    Belfast tech start-up Cloudsmith has invested over £800,000 in Research and Development (R&D) to develop a new software delivery platform and create six new software engineering jobs.

    The Cloudsmith platform is an all-in-one managed service platform which offers software developers observability and control to ensure their software is always verified, packaged and optimised, allowing extra fast delivery to its customers.

    Alan Carson, CEO of Cloudsmith said: “We are tackling the growing complexity of delivering software worldwide. Cloudsmith facilitates modern software development practices, providing a single, secure, location to manage and distribute software artifacts.

    "We provide universal support for all major packaging formats including Docker. This gives our customers a level of control and visibility they’ve never had before, which is vital for security and compliance."

    Invest NI has recently provided Cloudsmith with £239,000 to help the company bring its next product to market through R&D projects and international marketing activities. 

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    The economic growth agency has been providing the software firm with support since 2017, with the aim of enhancing the company website and widening existing trademarks in Europe, Canada and Australia.

    Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI’s Director of Innovation, Research and Development, said: “Cloudsmith is an innovative local start-up that is using our R&D support to grow and compete globally. We’ve helped the company to grow rapidly, starting with support to launch its first product in 2018, and we are now delighted to be supporting its growth once again.

    “It is vital that companies continue to see the importance of investing in R&D which can help to create new strategic business opportunities. We can help with financial support, along with strategic advice and guidance, to help them thrive and compete globally.”

    Cloudsmith has also availed of investment from TechStart equity funding, part of Invest NI’s Access to Finance suite of debt and equity funds.

    TechStartNI and Invest NI’s R&D support are part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014–2020.

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