With nearly half a million developer jobs empty right now, and another half million engineers soon to retire, custom software that is made on time and under budget is getting harder to find. Yet many businesses – maybe most businesses – really need it. Who's going to fill that need?
Crowdbotics, a Bee Partners portfolio company, just closed a $22M raise to help any business make custom software using a library of easy-to-use tech resources with professional engineers on call to help out. Victor Echevarria at Jackson Square Ventures led this round and we participated alongside Homebrew, UC Berkeley’s House Fund, Harrison Metal, and PacWest.
As Founder Anand Kulkarni described the company’s capabilities in a recent VentureBeat article, “... creators, innovators, and product teams can build full-code applications using reusable building blocks and on-demand engineering pulled from all over the web.”
While the library model and distributed team keep Crowdbotics’ offering affordable, Kulkarni has baked in fair wages for the on-demand engineers, most of whom are women and minorities, people often underrepresented in software development.
The company currently has around 1,400 customers, including teams at Uber, McKinsey, Meta, and the U.S. Air Force. More than 20,000 apps have launched using Crowdbotics, including mission-critical health care apps, financial trading engines, learning management platforms, and government tools.
Read the full VentureBeat article.
Read the full Business Insider article (paywall).
Crowdbotics is hiring! To learn more about Crowdbotics, visit their website or follow them on LinkedIn for regular company updates.
About Bee Partners
Founded in 2009, Bee Partners is a pre-Seed venture capital firm that partners with revolutionary founders working at the forefront of human-machine convergence across technologies that include robotics, AI, voice, i4.0, and synthetic biology. The firm leverages a singular approach to detecting new and emerging patterns of business as well as inside access to fertile but often overlooked entrepreneurial ecosystems to identify early opportunity in large, untapped markets. Bee’s portfolio companies consistently realize growth at levels that outstrip industry averages and secure follow-on capital from the world's top VCs.
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