Kombai, an India-based AI startup that allows frontend developers to convert UI designs into codes has raised $4.5 million in series seed round funding led by Stellaris Venture Partners and Foundation Capital.
This round also saw participation from CTOs and SaaS executives.
With the funds raised, the startup plans to continue investing in research and development, as well as to accelerate improvements to its base models, build compatibility with a range of libraries and frameworks used by developers, and improve the developer experience.
Speaking on the funding round, Dipanjan Dey, Co-founder and CEO, said, “For the past six months, we have closely engaged with over 500 developers as part of our private research preview. Their invaluable time and feedback have enabled us to rapidly and iteratively improve our underlying models. Encouraged by their feedback, we are now excited to launch Kombai’s public research preview to the developer community at large. As more developers try out Kombai, we look forward to learning more about its strengths and weaknesses. The tool will remain free to use throughout the research preview”
Commenting on the development, Kombai’s Co-founder & CTO, Abhijit Bhole said, “Our team has created an ensemble of deep-learning and heuristic models that can interpret UI designs like humans. This breakthrough enables us to generate dev-like UI code that developers can easily integrate into their real-world codebases.”
Talking about the investment in Kombai, Alok Goyal, Partner at Stellaris Venture Partners said, “In Kombai’s team, we discovered a rare blend of tech and product expertise needed to solve a difficult problem with a fundamentally new approach. We’re thrilled by the remarkable strides the team has taken in developing the product and the positive developer feedback.”
“We believe this presents a huge opportunity that has practically been begging for a solution. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with the Kombai team in their mission of enabling the world’s 20 million developers to spend more of their time on hard, interesting problems, not mundane CSS,” Ashu Garg, Partner at Foundation Capital further added.