British-run startup Stacker has raised a £1m seed round to take its product, which enables businesses to launch customer-centric apps, to market. The seed round was led by London-based investor Pentech, who have also invested in Nutmeg and Fanduel, as well as angel investor Charlie Songhurst.
The company is targeting businesses whose customers expect to interact with them via an app, rather than over the phone or by email. The platform works by intelligently building an app based on the company's existing data, with no developers or coding experience required to take an app from idea to launch. Co-founder Michael Skelly described the process as: "as easy as building with LEGO".
The platform currently supports data from the online database Airtable, but the company plans to release integrations with other web products, including Salesforce and Stripe, early next year.
The three founders first had the idea to allow businesses to launch customer apps after working in other startups that were all building their own from scratch.
"We all saw these companies spending tens of thousands every month and taking six months to even launch a simple app", said Skelly. "We allow them to launch something in just a few minutes, for a tiny fraction of the cost."