Website builder Duda has applied some of the $25 million it raised back in September to launch an app store this week.

In a statement, Duda CEO Itai Sadan said the app store is designed to help its partners be more successful.

“We know that our agency and SaaS partners are always looking to increase sales and the stickiness of their service,” said Duda’s CEO Itai Sadan, “and there is no better way to do that than by offering additional technology products that enhance a small business’s online presence.”

Duda launched the new app store with several partner apps prominently featured.

  • vCita: An all-in-one tool for SMBs to run their businesses more efficiently. Features include a calendar scheduler, CRM, billing and invoicing, email and marketing automation, and team management.
  • Uberall: The “Near Me” experience platform helps businesses get found online. It also provides its customers with a brand interaction across digital platforms and into brick-and-mortar.
  • AudioEye: A digital accessibility software solution that reduces compliance risk and provides barrier-free website access for individuals with disabilities.
  • Localeze: A business listings tool to push business data to directories, mapping tools, and listings networks, making it simple for businesses to verify and syndicate their online business listings.

The app store can help solutions complementary to Duda’s gain visibility with its end small business customers. And it helps move Duda up the ladder within the competitive site builder world. It’s clear Duda wants to play with the big dogs of site-building — WordPress, GoDaddy and the like.

Duda’s CEO Itai Sadan will speak on Day 2 at Localogy 20/20 next month in San Antonio on the topic:

3:10 – 3:30
Leveraging Your Best Capabilities and Seeking Partners Who Fill in the Gaps
As MarTech solution providers and SaaS tool and platform developers seek to gain greater wallet share, finding the right partners will be vital in the coming months and years. A leading provider of white-labeled platforms explains their view of the future, why partnering is so critical and why marketplaces are an essential element of a long-term strategy. We’ll then expand the conversation in a panel discussion with members of the platform ecosystem to explain how the platform – provider relationship must evolve and grow to secure their mutual business objectives.

Localogy Insider provided extensive coverage of Duda’s $25 million round in September 2019

Duda Snares $25 Million Growth Equity Round (Video)

New Podcast: “A Drop in the Bucket” with Duda’s Itai Sadan (Video)

 

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