Bitrise raises $20 million to help developers create and operate better mobile apps

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Robin Wauters

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Bitrise wants to change how publishers and developers build and operate their mobile applications, and it’s just raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow its integration and delivery platform.

The financing round was led by Partech and joined by new investor Zobito, with prior backers Y Combinator, OpenOcean and Fiedler Capital chipping in as well.

Founded in 2014, with offices in Budapest, London, and San Francisco, Bitrise has now raised $23.5 million in funding to date.

The startup essentially helps organisations transform the way they develop and operate mobile apps. Bitrise says its technology is used by 100,000+ mobile application developers around the globe, and that it already processes more than 1,500,000 monthly mobile builds for Android, iOS, React Native, Xamarin, Flutter and more.

According to the startup, a decent chunk of the fresh cash will go enhancing its platform’s ability to automate across stages of the DevOps lifecycle, also following its acquisition of monitoring tech company Outlyer earlier this year.

“Mobile is the world’s most popular computing platform and critical to every business’ long term success”, said Bitrise co-founder and CEO Barnabas Birmacher.

“At the same time, developing for mobile is fundamentally different than any other form of software development. By acknowledging those differences, we’ve crafted a mobile CI/CD platform that unburdens and empowers close to 100,000 mobile developers to deliver their best possible work. We allow them to overcome the unique challenges inherent to building and operating mobile applications, from that first spark of a new idea all the way to massive scale,” he added.

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