Jumpstarter, the Stockholm-based productivity tool for developers, today launched in private beta and announced a $1.7m funding round from Earlybird Venture Capital, Paua Ventures and business angel Martin Sinner.
Jumpstarter provides services for four areas: development environments, framework installs, deployment and hosting. In a media release, the company said it aims to streamline developers’ work by allowing them to install frameworks in less than a second, set up new servers, collaborate on source code using git and automatically scale web applications.
“Being developers ourselves we know how distractions can kill productivity,” cofounder and CEO Per Jonsson said. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned from talking with hundreds of developers, it’s that they always want to be in flow. We help them eliminate distractions, easily collaborate with their team and get projects started in seconds. Simply put, we help developers code with flow – that’s our mission.”
At the moment, Jumpstarter works for more than ten different frameworks, including WordPress, Drupal, Dodelgniter and Joomla. It’s only available for PHP, though other languages will soon be added. The tool is free for development projects but charges a monthly fee per project for live-hosting.
The company will use the funding to improve the product and expand to the US, along with other markets.
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