Sweden-based backend development engine improving the developer experience in a multi-cloud world, Encore has raised $3 million in funding. The investment was led by Crane Venture Partners with participation from Acequia Capital, Essence Venture Capital and Third Kind Venture Capital. The round also saw the participation of angel investors such as Bucky Moore, partner at Kleiner Perkins, and head of product at Google DeepMind Mehdi Ghissassi. The company has also rolled out Encore Backend Engine based on the open source Encore Go Framework.
Engineers today are composing their applications by combining a large set of components from cloud providers and are forced to spend countless hours writing repetitive code in order to cobble them together. The platform removes the need to manually configure, connect and set up these cloud components, enabling developers to spend their time creating innovative products instead of solving the same undifferentiated problems repeatedly.
The company claims its backend development engine includes automatic distributed tracing, fully automated setup and management of cloud infrastructure, preview environments and live reload, portability between all major cloud providers and more.
André Eriksson, founder and CEO, Encore said: “Encore sets developers free to be creative and build innovative products in the cloud. The platform offers a developer experience unlike any other, by making it possible to build and deploy in the cloud in minutes, without worrying about the complexities of cloud architecture. By enabling developers to move freely between cloud providers over time, Encore represents the first, clear path to cloud independence.”
Krishna Visvanathan, co-founder, Crane Venture Partners added: “Encore is dramatically changing the developer experience for building distributed systems in the cloud. It stands apart because of its ability to deeply understand source code and automate what would otherwise slow development and business to a halt, while giving developers the freedom to develop for any application or cloud environment. Encore is a clear leader and first mover in this space.”
“Engineers today are spending countless hours writing repetitive code in order to cobble together components from cloud providers. Encore completely removes the need for this, freeing developers to be creative and incredibly productive,” Nicolas Dessaigne, group partner, Y Combinator and co-founder, Algolia added.
“Encore is radically improving the developer experience in a multi-cloud world and freeing up coders' time to further unlock their creativity,” Mehdi Ghissassi, head of product at Google DeepMind concluded.