So we evolved again. We stopped taking on clients, we made our platform self-serve, we focused on making Adalo even easier to create with, and on November 12th, 2019 we launched to the world at the first ever No-Code Conf! It was exhilarating and exhausting and set us up for absolutely crazy 2020. Just a few months after launching we were fortunate enough to close our first round of funding. In January, Rainfall Ventures
led our $1.7M Seed Round. In case you don’t know Rainfall, Ron, the General Partner over there, is absolutely amazing, and we wouldn’t be here without him or the team there. (They were also among the first to back Webflow, so it seems like they’re doing something right over there 😊.) Along with Rainfall, we want to thank our initial angel investors led by Doug Villhard. He's been an incredible mentor to us since before we even started Adalo and we've enjoyed the entire ride with him by our side.
After we closed our seed round, we were able to expand our team throughout the next year to 18 amazing team members, and each and everyone of them has helped push Adalo to greater heights than I ever thought possible. We launched External Data Collections (so that you can connect your database to any 3rd party API as well as your built-in Adalo database), Custom Actions
(so that you can have your app trigger an action to happen in other software and even return that information back to your app), our Component Marketplace
(where developers can create their own coded component to add to any app in Adalo), App Templates
to jumpstart your app, and countless other amazing things
. We’ve also been able to connect with and grow our amazing community to help play a part in pushing no-code to even great heights! We launched our Adalo Experts program
, we dropped The Future is No-Code Series
, we made it possible for anyone to make their apps cloneable to share everyone
, along with chatting with so many of you at digital conferences, webinars, on Twitter, our Forum, and wherever anyone wants to chat about no-code.