Adapty raises $500k from 500 Startups, AdFirst.VC, Ukrainian Genesis Investments, and others

Mobile subscription startup Adapty received $500,000 in Seed funding from 500 Startups, AdFirst.VC, Genesis Investments, and other investors. Proceeds from the round will be used to improve Adapty’s A/B testing features for paywalls and unit-economics, and to increase the quality of analytics provided to clients. 

Vitaly Davydov, co-founder or Adapty. Photo: Genesis Investments

What is Adapty

Adapty offers mobile app developers an aggregated tool to optimize subscribers’ retention and engage with paying users to upsell products with automatic behavior-based promotion tools. Adapty offers mobile SDK to quickly plug in-app purchases and subscriptions. Most features such as paywall A/B testing and analytics are available in a user-friendly dashboard, which can be set up without coding.

Adapty eliminates the challenges associated with new and churned subscribers and runs A/B tests for paywalls in one easy-to-navigate platform.

The solution is based on scalable event processing technology and an internal data lake that aggregates in-app events into meaningful information. The funding will help Adapty advance product offerings and to expand dynamically, benefiting from the rapid growth of the mobile subscription industry.

Adapty was launched by Vitaly Davydov, Kirill Potekhin, and Dmitriy Podoprosvetov. Vitaly and Kirill founded data science solutions agency Poteha Labs and worked together in the subscription business for 6 years, including 1.5 years at EasyTen — EdTech mobile app with 15 million downloads. Later, Dmitriy joined the team to power its team with his 9-year of experience in Business Development. Currently, Adapty’s team consists of 10 full-time professionals with deep tech background in software development and math, business development, and marketing skills.

“Our startup was born out of our personal experience with mobile apps and product analytics. Over the years of helping projects with millions of users, we have seen that subscription churn constantly gets bigger, and сompanies spend their resources on chaotic user management, using analytical services and self-made CRMs as a substitute for the tool they really need. At EasyTen, together with Kirill Potehin, Adapty’s CTO & Co-founder, we benchmarked subscriptions, evaluated, and predicted LTV for users’ cohorts.  We used traditional tools like Excel and Python, but due to the lack of functionality and restricted data formats, we were constantly exposed to limitations, errors, and bugs. It was a real struggle. At Adapty, we address these pain points, adopt an iterative approach to enhance the product according to the latest inquiries, and use the accumulated data to provide precise product metrics to mobile app developers,” says Vitaly Davydov, Adapty’s CEO & Co-founder.

So far, Adapty has been used by 1100+ users. It tracks around $10M in apps’ revenue, and more than 100 apps already became more profitable because of Adapty’s solution. After the Seed round, Adapty plans to improve the precision of its tracking and forecasting features, simplify its A/B testing framework, and grow its sales team. 

“With the rapid growth in subscription businesses’ popularity, we see large potential in the analytics and subscription management tools market. The subscription model goes further than just the market for mobile products. Many services today are subscription-based: loans, rent, utilities, fitness clubs, etc. We believe the recurrent economy is growing not only online but also offline. For this reason, we see great potential in Adapty and believe that Adatpy’s high-quality product and the team’s expertise in mobile apps business and machine learning can fuel success. We are excited to be part of this round and support Adapty,” Kate Seledets, Investment Team at 500 Startups.