StackMob, creator of a cloud-based platform for mobile app developers, has closed a series A funding round of $7.5 million led by Trinity Ventures.
StackMob offers a managed platform designed to help mobile developers quickly and easily create mobile apps. The company touts the backend capability of its platform, which is meant to offer a comprehensive way for developers to host, manage and deploy their creations—as well as create APIs, push notifications, measure analytics and integrate with social networks. The platform is aimed at iOS developers now, with plans to expand further (potentially with this new funding.
The firm’s CEO and co-founder Ty Amell told GigaOm that its platform will prove even more critical as mobile development evolves:
“We see ourselves as the experienced back end for the masses. Everyone forgets how early we are in mobile. There will be great ideas out there but people don’t know how to implement the back end.’
The new funding round also includes existing investors Harrison Metal and Baseline Ventures. Dan Scholnick, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, joins Harrison Metal founder Michael Dearing on StackMob's board of directors. The company said it will use the new influx of cash to grow its team and continue to develop its platform, which is currently in private beta testing, for which it is still accepting developer participants.
This kind of funding is good news all around for mobile developers: It not only signals the health of the market, but also potentially bolsters a tool that can be of valuable use to developers struggling with limited resource by giving them an inexpensive way to speed their apps to market.