近日，总部位于美国加利福尼亚州旧金山市的线上数据库服务公司Airtable获5200万美元的B轮融资。领投方为Caffeinated Capital 和CRV，跟投方为Slow Ventures和Freestyle Capital。截至目前，该公司获得的融资总额为6260万美元。
Airtable, a platform that enables anyone to build powerful, custom apps to support their businesses, today announced that the company has raised $52 million in Series B funding, led by existing investors CRV and Caffeinated Capital, with participation from Freestyle Capital and Slow Ventures. Additionally, Airtable announced the launch of Airtable Blocks, a major expansion of the company’s platform. Now for first time ever, people with no coding background can build their own workflows utilizing the latest advances in SMS, AI, and VR, by choosing from a growing palette of mix-and-matchable “Blocks.” With 27 Blocks available at launch, Insomniac Events, The City of Los Angeles, and Carnival Cruise Line are just a few Airtable customers already implementing Blocks in transformational ways.
It’s estimated that the low-code app development market will grow to $27.23 billion in just four years, a 600 percent increase from where it is today. From nonprofits and small businesses to over 30,000 of the world’s leading companies (including Airbnb, Penguin Random House, and Condé Nast Entertainment, to name a few), a broad range of customers currently use and love Airtable, and that number is growing quickly — 400 of the Fortune 1000 are now on the platform, and revenue grew 500% in 2017. With Blocks, Airtable is taking on the low-code market opportunity with a much more widely accessible DIY software creation platform than anything else that exists on the market.
With the SMS Block, for example, a non-profit can quickly and easily select every volunteer in their database who is based in San Francisco, and send them a text message that a meetup is happening the next day; with the Cloud Vision Block, a music festival can create a dynamic lost and found system that automatically tags thousands of pictures of lost items by colors and object type using the latest advances in machine learning for image recognition; or, with the Mapping Block, a film studio can track in real-time where all of their shoots are happening around the globe, from the status of equipment rentals to a production’s status.
Airtable’s new funding will be used to expand the company’s platform offering significantly in the coming months, open new offices across the U.S., and deliver on its vision to democratize software creation.