PerfectlySoft seeded with $1.2 mln in Impression Ventures-led round

Canadian web development platform PerfectlySoft Inc has secured $1.2 million in a seed-stage financing. The round was led by Impression Ventures, a Canadian venture capital firm. Headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, PerfectlySoft is the creator of Perfect, a server-side Swift development framework that helps full-stack mobile developers to streamline their projects. The startup plans to use the proceeds of the seed round to scale its team and technology infrastructure, and to continue introducing its product to markets. Founded last year, PerfectlySoft is led by CEO Sean Stephens. Last October, Impression led the seed funding of HonkMobile.

Photo: Sean Stephens, CEO of PerfectlySoft Inc.


PerfectlySoft Inc. Raises $1.2 Million in Seed Funding Led by Impression Ventures

The Perfect web development platform for server-side Swift removes development silos and increases flexibility and efficiency for full-stack mobile developers

May 17, 2016

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PerfectlySoft Inc., the creator of Perfect, the world’s first server-side Swift development framework, announced today that it has raised $1.2 million in a seed round of funding led by Impression Ventures, one of Canada’s leading VC firms focused on investing in fintech and enterprise-focused startups. Apple’s open source Swift programming language is one of the fastest-growing languages with more than 18 percent of mobile developers preferring it over Java, C++, and other legacy languages after being released less than two years ago, in June 2014. 1

With Perfect, front-and-backend iOS development silos are a thing of the past. Built from the DNA of the Lasso language, Perfect’s framework represents 20 years of knowledge and codebase. Introduced in late 2015 before Apple declared Swift an open source language, Perfect is a world-class server-side platform for full-stack mobile developers who use the Swift programming language. Free-to-use and available under the permissible Apache License v2.0, it provides developers with a high-performance framework, stable tools, and full debugging support so they can complete their server-side Swift projects for iOS, OS X, and Linux environments efficiently and cost-effectively.

“PerfectlySoft saw and capitalized on an opportunity to empower Swift developers through Perfect, an easy-to-use, agile, and streamlined platform with a mobile-first mentality,” said Christian Lassonde, Founder and Managing Partner at Impression Ventures. “Getting in on the ground floor of Swift’s rapid growth with server-side support is a huge opportunity. We look forward to Perfect’s continued growth as the go-to platform for full-stack mobile developers to help streamline their development projects.”

PerfectlySoft will use the investment to scale its team and technology infrastructure, and to continue introducing Perfect to major markets and attending key iOS and Mac developers’ industry events.

“With the support and experience of Christian Lassonde and Impression Ventures, we can spread Perfect’s accessibility to more full-stack mobile developers, and provide them with an agile cross-platform framework to code in Swift on the server,” said Sean Stephens, CEO of PerfectlySoft. “We believe Swift represents the future of mobile application development, but it needs a server-side component. Perfect is that common framework for developing with Swift for the backend that developers need to complete their projects expeditiously.”

Additional Resources:

Read more about the PerfectlySoft on the Perfect website.
Read our thoughts and insights at the Perfect blog.
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About PerfectlySoft Inc.

PerfectlySoft Inc. is a startup dedicated to providing full-stack mobile developers with high-performance, stable tools and support to complete their server-side Swift projects for the iOS, OS X, and Linux environments. Headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, PerfectlySoft was founded in 2015.

1 According to InMobi’s State of Mobile App Developers 2016 a survey of over 1,000 mostly independent mobile app developers worldwide, Swift is the 7th most popular language and the “programming language to watch” due to its rising popularity less than two years after being introduced.

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