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Thursday 21 May 2020

Mercia’s funds back Nutshell to crack the mobile app nut

logoIf you believe the PR, even a simple bloke like me could design, build, deploy and manage a suite of mobile apps “in minutes … without writing a single line of code”.

That’s the promise from Newcastle-based start-up, Nutshell Software, which has just raised £1.2m from Mercia-managed Northern Venture Capital Trust (VCT) Funds and the North East Venture Fund.

Nutshell was launched in 2017 by Martyn Cuthbert, the entrepreneur behind rail and transport industry workflow software firm, OnTrac, which he sold to Leeds-based traffic data and transportation software and services provider, Tracsis, in 2015 for just under £20m (see It’ll be a game of two halves for Tracsis and work back).

As an ‘old coder’ myself (Miller’s the name, Cobol’s the game) it would be fair to say I am now somewhat distant from the low-code/no-code tools on the market today. However, I am old enough and wise enough to know that no matter what the claim, it is never that easy!

But good on Cuthbert for giving it a go and getting the backing!

Posted by: Anthony Miller

Tags: funding   startup  

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