No-Code Platform Open as App raises €5.2 million

Ventech and Senovo lead €5.2m Series A fundraising for Munich-based Open as App – the first No-Code, automated app development platform

Munich, 15th October 2019 – Open as App, the first No-Code platform for automated app creation, raised a Series A investment of €5.2 million led by Ventech and Senovo. main incubator (Research & Development Unit and early-stage investor of Commerzbank Group) and US-based Acequia Capital provided additional fundraising for the round.

Open as App’s fundraising follows the growing demands of the global low/no-code development market – a market which Gartner predicts will support 65% of all app development within five years. The platform enables the direct transfer of existing business data and logic into No-Code apps – an important contribution to the digital transformation of companies of all sizes.

Open as App lets users add calculation/logic features or integrate existing business systems without additional coding; this marks a significant departure from common low code/no code RAD tools that require intensive coding. With Open as App, Excel calculations and database contents are instantly available to end-users as mobile KPI dashboards, web embedded offer calculators or bot-enabled contact lists, for example.

Global industry leaders such as Commerzbank, Deutsche Bahn (the largest German railroad company), and PricewaterhouseCoopers are already using Open as App’s new approach to no-code app development in their day-to-day business. The platform accelerates digitalization processes and greatly optimizes sales, client services, information sharing processes, collaboration and reporting.

Open as App’s new investors provide the Munich-based start-up valuable expertise and resources for its internationalization and the expansion of its SaaS offering for business enterprise and SME customers.

“No-Code is an exciting growth market and a central pillar of the digital transformation of companies,” explains Stephan Wirries, Partner at Ventech. “We are excited to see the international inbound interest for Open as App’s platform and excited to partner such an ambitious team for their next chapter.”

“Open as App is cutting edge technology with a convincing approach for the ever more needed digitization of business processes. The incredible ease of use of Open as App’s tools is fascinating. We are pleased to support Open as App in its growth and we are happy to welcome the very strong team in our portfolio of B2B SaaS companies,” says Frederick Mallinckrodt, Partner at Senovo.

“main incubator has accompanied Open as App from the outset and together with the management team, has driven its growth to date, primarily in the financial and insurance sectors. This Series A financing project represents an important milestone for the company,” says Christoph Osburg, Investment Manager at main incubator.

In addition to the aforementioned investors, Open as App counts Business Angel Consortium Impact 51 and Business Angels Pieter van Groos (CEO, Ferratum), Bart Markus (Gap Technology) & Ralf Hertneck (Cloud Value Equity) among its existing investors and shareholders.

4Stop Closes $2.5M Series A Round to Expand Its Global KYB, KYC, Compliance and Anti-Fraud Technology

4Stop, a leading global KYB, KYC, compliance and fraud prevention provider announces today its successful completion of a German-based $2.5 Million Series A Round Investment from Ventech.

Ingo Ernst, CEO of 4Stop states: “This is another major milestone for 4Stop, one that we are all very proud of achieving and a true endorsement of our business and technology potential. We are very excited to take this opportunity to expand our business, team and our KYB, KYC and anti-fraud technology solutions. Allowing us to further facilitate modern, leading-edge risk-based management, from a single API solution.”

The global growth of online transactional engagement paired with its increasing fraud rates, identity thefts and continuous evolution of the regulatory requirement landscape makes it imperative for businesses operating online to ensure they implement a solution that future-proofs their compliance and fraud defense. A need for simplistic, all-encompassing risk management solutions is proving pertinence and supports 4Stop’s technology development, market value proposition and strategy.

4Stop dramatically saves businesses time and money underwriting merchants, managing their anti-fraud processes and eliminates the need to integrate multiple 3rd party KYC data sources. “We provide businesses with near real-time KYB, thousands of global data points, hundreds of KYC data sources and leading-edge, smart anti-fraud technology, all from a single API integration. Ensuring the most efficient, optimal data experience and future-proofed risk management processes are obtained. Bringing confidence to every merchant onboarded through to their customers and associated transactions, empowering and accelerating business performance”,  states Ernst.

4Stop’s technology has received “Best Financial Transaction Security Platform” by Fintech Breakthrough Award earlier in 2019 and has received “Best Risk Management Solution Provider” in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, 4Stop’s value proposition has already been implemented by global payment and crypto leaders including Mifinity, Paymentz, Paysend, Gatehub and Draglet.

“We believe 4Stop has only began to realize its great potential and is well on its way to turning the burden of compliance into a driver of business operations excellence in the payment & Fintech industry; Ventech is thrilled to partner with 4Stop in their next chapter. We look forward to leveraging our broad and strong investment expertise and 20+ years of experience internationalizing of early stage companies.” explains Ventech Principal Stephan Wirries.

For more insight on why we partnered with 4stop: https://medium.com/@wirries/one-api-to-r%CC%B6u%CC%B6l%CC%B6e%CC%B6-help-them-all-a6151bdfb7e5