Platform as a service (PaaS) company Shephertz.com has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Kae Capital, Blume Ventures, and Mumbai Angels, reports Techcircle. The report says that the company will use the funds raised in marketing, product development and hiring more people.
Founded in 2010 by Siddhartha Chandurkar who also serves as a CEO, Shephertz is based in Delhi. ShepHertz provides a platform called App42 as a service for developers to develop, host, run and manage their applications on the cloud. Through this platform, the company claims to offer more than 300 Cloud APIs to developers to build applications for mobile, television, HTML5, social and web apps. It works on works on a freemium model offering its complete suite of services for an initial 3 months free trial period following which a scaled down version will be available for free with paid upgrades. The company also offers integration with InMobi so that developers can monetize their apps.
Shephertz currently offers 5 products – App42 renders technical as well as business services as Cloud APIs for platform agnostic app development. It claims to offer support for Windows 7, J2ME, iOS, Android or HTML5 with languages such as Java, Groovy, PHP, Ruby, or C#. AppWarp is a device agnostic cloud based massive multiplayer gaming and virtual world platform which allows developers to build gaming and virtual world apps across various mobile platforms like iOS, Android, Java and Windows Phone. AppHawk allows developers to manage their users, tasks, requirements, increments, estimation, costing, documents and collaboration tools for communication and sharing information and documents on the cloud. AppClay provides user friendly interface facilitating even non-techies become developers and develop their own HTML5 and Android native apps without any coding. AppHQ offers management console for App42 Cloud API and AppWarp. The company also plans to launch a shared and dedicated cloud containers in the future.
Interestingly, the investors, Kae Capital, Mumbai Angels and Blume Ventures, also together recently invested in a mobile billing aggregator Qubecell.