Kombai, a Palo Alto, CA-based startup that aims to help front-end developers easily convert UI designs to code using AI, has emerged from stealth and raised $4.5 million in seed funding.
The round was led by Stellaris Venture Partners and Foundation Capital, both prominent venture capital firms. The funding round included participation from 20 angel investors, including undisclosed SaaS CEOs, CTOs, and late-stage investors.
The startup plans to use the funds to enhance its research and development, improve its base models, and expand compatibility with various developer libraries and frameworks.
Kombai provides an AI model that converts UI designs to code, enabling front-end developers to streamline the coding process. The company is set to release its AI model for public research, offering a step-by-step approach to generating UI code.
The startup employs deep learning and heuristics models tailored to different aspects of interpreting UI designs and generating corresponding code. The AI model intuitively understands the design and generates code accordingly.
Company: Kombai, Inc.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: August 2023
Lead Investors: Stellaris Venture Partners and Foundation Capital
Company Website: https://kombai.com/
Software Category: Developer Tool
About the Company: Founded in April 2022 by Dipanjan Dey and Abhijit Bhole, Kombai is a firm that uses artificial intelligence to help front-end developers efficiently translate UI designs to code. It is a developer tool for web app developers that automates monotonous activities like authoring and updating CSS and other boilerplate JS code. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, but its core operations are based in Pune, India.