American Abstract acquires Ukrainian startup Flawless App
American design company Abstract acquired a Ukrainian startup Flawless App, as co-founder of the project, Lisa Dziuba, told AIN.UA.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed. In 2018, Flawless App entered the Techstars accelerator at a $2 million valuation.
- Abstract develops a version control system intended for designers. Using it, you can work on files together with your team, monitor the progress of work, and organize the design process. TechCrunch calls Abstract as “something of a GitHub for design.” The company, founded in 2015, has already raised $54.2 million in funding.
- The key product of Flawless App is a tool for iOS developers for comparing the expected design and the real app right inside iOS Simulator, founded by Ahmed Sulaiman and Lisa Dziuba in 2015. It is used by developers from Uber, Basecamp, Disney, eBay, Nike, Qiwi, Spotify, and other companies. The project raised a round from angel investor Oleksandr Kosovan and participated in the Techstars London accelerator program.
Currently, the Flawless App team consists of 5 people. They will join the Abstract team, which works remotely.
Having joined Abstract, our team will focus on developing and promoting the Abstract SDK. This initiative will allow developers to integrate Abstract into their systems easily. Also, thanks to the SDK, it will finally be possible to automate many routine design tasks.
Besides, our team will continue to invest in the development of the community of designers and developers, now at a higher level.
Ahmed Sulaiman, co-founder of Flawless App
Flawless App will become an open-source project – developers will open the source code and publish detailed documentation of the application.
The Ukrainian startup has also created several community projects – a blog about mobile development Flawless iOS, a list of Awesome Design Tools, and a mailing list Design Tools Weekly. They will be further developed with the support of Abstract.