(Good News from Finland) AppGyver, a Finnish start-up that offers a development platform to build and test mobile apps, has raised 2.5 million US dollars in angel funding. The funding round was led by Initial Capital which has also invested in companies such as Supercell. Also the Finnish venture capital firm Open Ocean Capital was investing.
AppGyver CEO Marko Lehtimaki told TechCrunch site that the company is growing fast, and expects to have over 100,000 users by the end of the year. In total, people have built about 10,000 apps on the platform so far, and about 10 per cent of them are currently available in app stores or being deployed internally in enterprises.
According to Arctic Startup website, the company’s Steroids platform is mainly used by start-up companies and freelancers, but are also a growing number of Fortune 500 companies, like Accenture, AT&T, Groupon, SAP, IBM, and Salesforce are using it.
The basic version of AppGyver is free, but the add-ons such as push notifications and Facebook integration require a minimum premium account.
Article originally published in www.goodnewsfinland.com.