Airplane Raises $32 Million in Series B  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in October 6th, 2022

Airplane, a San Francisco, CA-based Software-as-a-Service dev platform, announced that it closed a $32 million Series B funding round led by Thrive Capital with participation from Benchmark, bringing the startup’s total raised to $40.5 million.

Segment co-founder Calvin French-Owen, Confluent co-founder Neha Narkhede, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, Vercel CEO Guillermo Rauch, Airtable co-founders Howie Liu and Andrew Ofstad, Allison Pickens from The New Normal Fund, Behance founder Scott Belsky, Jaren Glover, Gokul Rajaram, Liu Jiang, Comma Capital, and several others also participated in the round.

The funds will be put toward growing Airplane’s team while expanding its product to new markets.

With its latest funding round, Airplane is also launching Airplane Views for custom UIs. Airplane Views is a React-based platform for creating internal UIs like admin panels, customer onboarding views, billing dashboards, and more.


Raised: $32.0M

Round: Series B

Funding Month: October 2022

Lead Investors: Thrive Capital

Additional Investors: Benchmark, Calvin French-Owen, Neha Narkhedem, Nat Friedman, Guillermo Rauch, Howie Liu, Andrew Ofstad, Allison Pickens, Scott Belsky, Jaren Glover, Gokul Rajaram, Liu Jiang, and Comma Capital

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Software Category: Software-as-a-service dev platform

About the Company: Founded in 2020 by Parikh and Josh Ma, Airplane is a developer-centric approach to building internal UIs and workflows. Its platform supports databases and messaging platforms out of the box and can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, giving developers the raw tools to launch apps like billing dashboards and content moderation queues. Airplane currently has over 100 paying customers, including startups like Vercel, Panther Labs, Flatfile, and thousands of developers.


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