We’ve raised a $2.5M seed round for our no-code platform enabling Shopify businesses to build fully customizable mobile apps.
At Apptile, we’re on a mission to enable every DTC brand to build beautiful mobile experiences. Our platform enables Shopify businesses of all sizes to build powerful mobile apps and improve customer loyalty and retention. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve raised a $2.5M seed round from Mankekar Family Office and Ramakant Sharma (Co-founder, Livspace.com).
Over the past decade, there has been a significant shift in the way consumers shop online. Personal computing has gone mobile, and smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. As customer acquisition costs go through the roof, large brands have started focusing on retention. Best of them have cultivated customer loyalty on the owned marketing channels, most importantly, mobile apps. However, building mobile apps and running an effective retention strategy remains out of reach for most brands.
Apptile changes that. Our no-code platform simplifies the process of building world-class mobile apps. For the first time in the world, it is possible for brands of any size to build compelling, fully customized user experiences on the mobile channel, and launch native mobile apps on Android and iOS. We are already seeing our partner brands offer premium experiences to their best customers (we call them super-fans) and run powerful mobile-first loyalty/membership programs.
In today’s competitive ecommerce landscape, building customer loyalty is crucial to surviving. Brands that fail to offer a personalized shopping experience will struggle to retain their most loyal customers. So far, if you were serious about retention marketing, you’d launch a loyalty program and deploy engagement campaigns on Email and SMS. As owned marketing channels, these are already very effective. Mobile apps take retention marketing to a whole new level. What if launching your mobile app was as easy as running email marketing?
We have designed the mobile app development platform from the ground up to do just that. With an intuitive interface, you can create stunning mobile apps that integrate seamlessly with your existing tech stack. Our cutting-edge platform offers powerful marketing automation tools that allow you to run hyper-personalized promotions and engagement campaigns seamlessly. With in-app content experiences and push notifications, you can deliver customized interactions that captivate users and cultivate lasting relationships, driving brand loyalty and sustainable growth.
The best part? You get all this without building a tech team or hiring expensive agencies.
Check out some of the key features here: (https://apptile.com/features)
Over the last year, we have been building the core of our platform and working very closely with our pilot customers to launch their mobile channels and drive success. After months of development and refinement, we are releasing it today.
If you are a Shopify merchant, try our platform for free here – https://apps.shopify.com/apptile-mobile-app-builder
You will experience a user-friendly, drag-and-drop interface with a wide range of fully customizable components, allowing you to design and customize your mobile app easily.
We would love to hear your feedback!
We are only getting started here. We are growing our teams in engineering, design, and partner growth. Moreover, the funds will be used to further develop and refine our platform, focusing on advanced features and seamless integration with third-party services. These resources will enable us to further our mission of making mobile app development accessible and effortless for DTC merchants, empowering them to build lasting relationships with their customers and drive sustainable growth.
Our crew is packed with talented folks who’ve worked at big names like Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, Livspace, Google, and Apple – bringing a ton of expertise and experience to the table.
This is only the beginning, and we are thrilled about what the future holds.
– Rohit, Samyam, Vishal, and the entire Apptile Team