Drifty Grabs $2.6 Million To Turn Web Developers Into Mobile App Makers

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Drifty, a company that has been making it possible for web developers to build and publish native mobile applications that can then be published to the major app stores, including Apple’s iTunes, Amazon’s Appstore and Google Play, has now raised an additional $2.6 million led by Lightbank in Chicago. The new funding comes after the startup has seen significant uptake of developers turning to its platform, ranging from individuals up to Fortune 50 enterprises.

Also participating in the round were Founder Collective in Cambridge, as well as previous investors Arthur Ventures, who last year funded Drifty’s $1 million seed round.

Drifty was originally founded in 2012 by CTO Ben Sperry and CEO Max Lynch, whose backgrounds included developing MMORPG games. They realized that there was a big opportunity in cross-platform mobile development, which would allow web developers to leverage their own expertise in order to build for the world…

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