Noloco, a no-code app platform, has acquired $1.4M in venture funding to feed its ambition to be an industry shaper in the “booming no-code market.”
Y Combinator, Sean Mulryan of Ballymore Group, Anamcara Capital, Zinal Growth, and Marc McCabe of Nomad Capital all participated in the investment round.
Without writing a single line of code, developers can create internal tools, customer portals, and partner apps with Noloco. CEO Simon Curran and CTO Darragh Mc Kay, who met while studying at Trinity College Dublin, started the company last year.
The platform enables businesses to construct apps from spreadsheets and other data sources such as Airtable and Google Sheets.
How does it work?
Noloco claims that once a user joins their data source, it creates a web app from their data in minutes. The company can then securely exchange data with its staff, customers, or partners without exposing the underlying data source.
Before launching Noloco, the founders had varied positions in large software businesses. Curran previously worked as a product owner at Flipdish and Revolut, and Mc Kay as a software developer for Irish-founded tech start-up Inscribe and HubSpot.
Noloco was one of five start-ups chosen for the famed Y Combinator programme last year, which has produced big players such as Stripe, Airbnb, Dropbox, Coinbase, and Reddit.
Noloco announced an improved platform near the end of 2021 that automatically generates app UI for businesses that can be easily adjusted and customised.
Customers in more than ten countries use the platform in a variety of businesses, including real estate, financial lenders, agencies, and start-ups.
“We’ve seen huge growth in 2022 so far as more businesses look to no-code to build custom software instead of relying on off-the-shelf solutions that don’t quite fit,” said Simon Curran, CEO and co-founder of Noloco.
Noloco’s seven employees have previously worked for companies such as Twitter, HubSpot, and Salesforce. According to the company, it has laid the groundwork for its engineering, solutions engineering, and marketing departments.
In the next months, the startup intends to add more data sources, including prominent databases like Postgres and software platforms like Salesforce.