Berlin-based Ninox raises $3 million for no-code platform to build business apps


Ninox, the Berlin-based SaaS startup that allows businesses to build apps without code, has raised a $3 million seed round led by btov Partners’ Industrial Tech Fund as well as its Private Investor Network. US-based accelerator Techstars, as well as Dr. Jan Bielinski, former CCO of Julius Baer Group, also participated in the round.

“IT projects can turn out tedious and expensive. Companies from traditional industries often find it difficult to get suitable specialists on board. With our solution, employees in the respective departments can finally take digitization into their own hands – without needing to know how to write a single line of code,” explained CEO Frank Böhmer, who founded Ninox in 2013.

The German startup provides templates for CRM, ERP, project management and almost any organizational use case, which allow business users to create a custom app in minutes. 

“Ninox enables enterprise and medium-sized businesses to undertake digitization projects on their own while staying agile and flexible. The software is already used by more than 3,000 companies with over 200 new customers added every month. These metrics are strong indicators of Ninox’s status as a pioneer in the no-code industry,” said Benedikt Kronberger, Partner of btov’s Industrial Tech Fund.

Customers include industrial giants such as ThyssenKrupp System Engineering. Housing manufacturer Kampa is digitising its construction management processes, while the Swiss food retailer Migros uses the software to control the distribution of menus in restaurants, and Generali Real Estate uses Ninox to support its sales team.

Of course, the company will use the fresh funding to expand but offered no specifics plans on that point.

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