Directus Secures $7 Million in Financing to Build Out an Open Data Platform Supporting No-Code Apps

Directus, an open source software company focused on democratizing data across the enterprise, announced it raised 7 million in Series A financing, enabling the company to build an open data platform that adds an API and no-code app to any SQL database.

True Ventures led the round with participation from seed investor Handshake Ventures. Directus has now raised $8.5 million in funding to-date.

By empowering anyone within a company to browse, manage, and visualize all business data, Directus helps reduce development time for data-driven projects by 40-60%. The platform goes beyond backend-as-a-service and headless CMS capabilities, with use cases ranging from SaaS to IoT, websites, and digital experiences, apps and games, AR/VR, internal tools, business intelligence, and countless other possibilities.

“We have embraced a ‘hub and spoke’ approach within the data landscape that positions Directus as a single point of access and automation to better support companies adopting modern microservice architectures,” said Ben Haynes, co-founder and CEO of Directus. “Our truly agnostic platform seamlessly fits into the data and technology stack of any organization, whether it’s an international airline working to improve airport check-ins with innovative digital kiosks or a global fitness brand looking to streamline online class scheduling around the world. This funding will enable us to continue delivering high-quality software, expand our cloud service offering, and provide essential resources to the community of users that have entrusted us with their projects.”

Many of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Bose, Adobe, and Tripadvisor, turn to Directus to power and scale their digital experiences and internal data tools.

The Directus platform, which is 100% JavaScript, installs on top of any new or existing SQL database, instantly delivering powerful developer tools and an intuitive no-code app for business users, all without any migration required or proprietary vendor lock-in, according to the company.

Non-technical users are enabled to safely access, manage, and visualize data like never before in a collaborative studio, all without the assistance of IT. Engineers benefit from automatic REST+GraphQL APIs and a developer toolkit that includes built-in authentication, granular permissions, custom data workflows, automation and alerting, reporting and analytics, and more.

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