Whalesync, a Seattle startup that provides enterprises with no-code support for synchronizing data across software applications, has raised $1.8 million.
The startup is led by CEO Curtis Fonter and co-founder Matthew Busel. Fonter previously founded his Seattle startup, Appetas, to help restaurant owners create his customizable website that integrates with delivery services like his OpenTable and GrubHub. .
Appetas was acquired by Google in 2014 and Fonger worked as an engineer for six years.
Busel previously worked as a product manager at MakeSpace and as a software consultant at Thylacine Capital. Before that, he founded Referralboard, her Slack integration that allows users to earn points for referring employees to managers.
The duo became the first startup to graduate from YC’s accelerator with founders they met on Y Combinator’s founder matching platform and through a networking program.
Whalesync sells no-code tools that allow businesses to synchronize data across various software apps, allowing businesses to manage all inputs from a single spreadsheet.
Large enterprises are now using processes such as ETL (extract, transfer, load) and reverse ETL pipelines to move data in and out of data warehouses, Busel told GeekWire.
“We learned from these best practices and created a new technology that simplifies the setup process and brings the power of data synchronization to SMBs who currently use automated tools to send data between applications,” he said. said in an email.
Busel declined to share revenue figures, but said the company already signed up “hundreds of customers.” Its early use cases include Alchemy’s Dapp Store, which uses Whalesync technology to sync Airtable and Webflow to power Webflow’s event calendar.
Whalesync competes with large file sync companies like Zapier and HubSpot, which acquired data sync platform PieSync in 2019.
Pre-seed funding comes from YC, Ascend, Liquid2, Soma, and others.