Programming consists of many individual tasks. Based in Gujarat, India, DhiWise aims to make things less tedious for developers with its programming automation platform. The company, which won the Product Hunt Golden Kitty Award last year, today announced that it has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by Accel and a mutual fund with participation from India Quotient. The round also included participation from founders of companies including WebEngage, Fleetx and Rocketlane. This brings DhiWise’s total to $9.5 million.
Founded in April 2021 by former IT consultants CEO Vishal Virani and CTO Rahul Shingala, Diviz has been in beta for the past eight months and has so far saved more than a million hours of programming for its 30,000 users.
The DhiWise platform transforms designs into code with data binding, authentication, execution permissions, licenses and more, allowing developers to focus on business logic and core algorithms. It generates structured, readable and modular code in MVC and clean code that can be extended later.
As Virani explained, “For every new application design developers have to write code for the UI and front-end developers have to work on data binding to make applications flexible, generally 60% of the time in any application development is consumed by this global program.” Devize is a platform that automates all of this routine programming, allowing developers to ingest resources in minutes to generate source code in hours. DhiWise’s smart algorithms convert all metadata provided by users on the platform into clean, readable and customizable code.
Virani and Shingala have worked together for eight years as an IT consultancy with a team of 150 developers who have built 200 projects for clients in 24 countries. During that time, they deployed low-code and no-code tools, including Figma-to-code conversion platforms. But their output lacked the required code quality and architecture, or had multiple dependencies on the device it was built on.
“We’ve already established an IT consultancy, built software products for North American companies and topped out at over $1 million,” Virani said. “There was one recurring pain point that inspired us to develop DhiWise. Developers spend so much time doing routine tasks that they often fail to realize their potential.
“Typically, people hire additional developers to share this workload,” he added. But nutrients, unlike oil, are a finite resource. You can’t throw valuable resources at things that technology can solve.
Launching Diviz was six months of research and development and a team of more than 50 developers focused on automating the programming lifecycle and standardizing the source code to allow developers to build on the code later.
Virani says DhiWise’s main competitor is Anima Apps, but it differentiates itself by focusing on the developer experience. “While all existing tools are limited to converting designs to code, Deviz focuses on automating all parts of the programming lifecycle.”
The new investment tool allows design systems to import features, auto-identify reusable parts from Figma designs, and add features like expressive UI in future releases. It keeps React and Flutter apps as the core of its value proposition.
In a pre-release statement, Manav Garg, Founding Partner, Together Fund, said, “DhiWise’s vision to empower today’s ~30 million professional developers by embedding them directly into their workflows without having to change their behavior is compelling.