Startup of the Day: Polish web design platform Codejet
Codejet was founded in 2022 by Daniel Niedzielak, Patryk Pijanowski, and Sebastian Kurzynowski. The company is changing front-end development by saving approximately 60% of developers’ time in creating web and mobile applications. Since launching the company have acquired over 10,000 users from around the world, for whom our tool has generated more than 36 million lines of code. In July 2023 Codejet raised about €250,000 round led by the Terra Seed fund.
In the Startup of the Day column, the team of Codejet shares more details about the startup’s idea, its product, and future plans.
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Tell us about your startup. How does it work?
We’re turning designs into production-ready frontend code for web at blazing fast speed without compromising on code-quality. The company is changing front-end development by saving approximately 60% of developers’ time in creating web and mobile applications.
Traditionally, creating an application interface involves CGI designers designing the interface using tools like Figma, and then programmers manually translating those visualizations into code. Codejet offers a game-changing solution by automating this process, eliminating the need for manual code creation and verification. This not only accelerates development but also enhances accuracy and efficiency.
How did you come up with the startup’s idea? What was the reason/motivation behind it?
Patryk Pijanowski, CEO and one of the founders of Codejet, previously ran a software house, which he started building as teenager. While working with clients, he noticed the amount of repetitive tasks in various teams that could be automated. This observation led to the idea of creating Codejet, a platform that automatically converts the design of a mobile or web application into ready and tested code.
How long did it take to reach the prototype or MVP? What did you encounter?
We developed the MVP in just a few months, simultaneously preparing for the launch and a campaign, including on Product Hunt, where we managed to achieve the distinction of “Product of the Day.” Currently, we are continually improving our product – we’ve added the conversion of designs to HTML code (previously, users could only convert to REACT), and we’ve also introduced an official Codejet plugin for Figma.
When exactly did you launch your product? Or when the launch is planned?
The product launch took place at the beginning of July, and since then, we’ve acquired over 10,000 users from around the world, for whom our tool has generated more than 36 million lines of code.
Tell us about the startup’s business model. How do you monetize your product?
Codejet business model is based on a subscription, and users can opt for monthly or annual billing.
What are your target markets and consumers?
Codejet is mainly used by developers (the biggest group of our users), designers, founders, and marketers.
If the startup has already launched the product, what are the results: metrics, income, or any clear indicators that can be evaluated.
In just under three months, Codejet attracted over 10,000 users from various parts of the world, and the tool has already converted more than 36 million lines of code. The quality of Codejet is evidenced by the feedback we collect from all our user types, with as many as 81% rating the code positively. What’s more we have been ranked as product of the day at Product Hunt on the day of launch (not many Polish companies achieved that).
What about your team? How many people are working in the startup? If you’re looking for new employees, indicate whom exactly.
Currently out team cosists of 7 people, but in nearly future we’ll be hiring more experts.
Have you already raised any investments? Provide us with more details on each funding round: the amount, investors, the purpose of the investment.
In July this year Codeje raised about €250,000 (PLN 1.1 million) in a funding round led by Polish Terra Seed fund.
“In upcoming month we hope to close our second round of financing which will help us to expand operations and brand recognition in foreign markets and allow us to introduce the upcoming Codejet Copilot technology to customers.”
What’s next? Tell us about your future plans.
Of course, this is just the beginning of our journey. In the near future, we are focusing on closing another funding round, which we plan to allocate to strengthening our position in international markets and further expanding Codejet’s features, including the ability to automatically generate user interfaces and graphical materials based on simple instructions expressed in natural human language.
With this solution, the involvement of computer designers in the project creation process will be significantly reduced, resulting in both cost savings and a faster project execution.