BotCity is one of the newest entrants to the global RPA market. It was founded a few years ago, when Gabriel Archanjo, a software engineer with a Master’s in IA, and Lorhan Caproni set out to build a solution that would enable developers to build custom automation they could deploy in any environment. Last week, BotCity announced it had extended its $2.5 million seed funding round by $500,000 from YCombinator. The funding round was led by SoftBank Latin America and Astrella.
While there were many accessible tools available for citizen developers, these solutions could only build simple automated processes rather than the complex multi-platform ones that required inflexible automation platforms to complete. BotCity aims to build a UiPath-style platform for developers so that they can build more complex automation for any system.
“Tech teams need to automate processes that are unique for their companies and can’t be solved by pre-built integrations. These processes involve multiple systems (web, desktop, and legacy) and, most of the time, with no APIS available. When we interviewed lots of RPA squads, we saw that complex and game-changer automations couldn’t be built by citizen developers. When it gets to complex, scalable, multi-platform processes, it’s a developer’s job. And developers were stuck in the low-code of the traditional automation platforms instead of using the power of code, scaling their productivity. BotCity was founded to close the gap of a complete automation stack for developers.”
Lorhan Caproni, Co-Founder, BotCity