Alegria.group raises €4 million to become the European leader in Nocode technologies
The French start-up concludes a four million euro fundraising round to develop its Nocode training offer after the successful opening of its campus in Paris earlier this year and continues to build its community of professional Nocode Makers to meet the increasing demand from companies for Nocode technologies.
Paris, 6 July 2022 - Alegria.group, the European leader in Nocode technologies for start-ups, SMEs and large accounts, announces that it has completed a €4 million fundraising round (including €1 million in debt from BPI, Société Générale and CIC) in order to continue developing its activities in France and Europe, and in particular its training offer: Alegria.academy, the world's first training school for professional makers.
An enhanced training offer for new audiences and a threefold increase in the number of students trained by the Alegria.academy
The opening of the first Alegria.academy campus in Paris has been an incredible success: with more than 5,000 applications received in 6 months for only 100 places, Alegria.group has decided to accelerate the development of its academy, through three major axes:
- To triple the number of students trained by the Alegria.academy to 300 students per year by 2023.
- Opening the training to students from all over the world thanks to a 100% digital training in English.
- Enrich its offer by developing new training courses for companies wishing to train their employees in Nocode technologies. The objective is to respond quickly to the high demand and to the evolution of the digital professions, by being ever more inclusive and accessible.
"This funding will enable us to move forward more quickly on enriching our training offers and welcoming new students while maintaining the promises of Alegria.academy: a professional training school for the Nocode professions that is inclusive, in which 50% of the students are women, open to all, whatever their level of schooling, age or social condition, and fully financed for job seekers.
Thomas BONNENFANT, Director of Alegria.academy and co-founder of Alegria.group
Develop and bring together the largest Nocode community in Europe to meet the sector's growth
Alegria.group aims to continue developing its community of professional Nocode Makers with a target of 500 Makers by the end of 2022, without compromising the selectivity of its members which has made its strength and reputation (only 1 in 5 candidates is admitted on the basis of very demanding technical tests). Thanks to its community of trained and competent professionals, Alegria.group is racking up the numbers and surfing on an ultra-dynamic growth to enable it to reach profitability as early as 2023. In just 18 months, Alegria.group is :
- more than 200 customers
- more than 300 projects
- more than 100 Nocode technologies mastered: Airtable, Bubble, Notion, Webflow,
Make, Shopify, ...
"Our mission at Alegria.group is to support the emergence of the new profession of Professional Nocode Maker. The growth of the market is impressive. A year ago, we counted about 50 professional makers in France. Today, there are more than 1,000, and we estimate that there will be 100,000 by 2025. This new profession perfectly meets the demands of a generation in search of meaning and freedom. It also appeals to people who are generally far removed from technology, such as women or people undergoing professional retraining. Nocode is fun and accessible, and companies are looking for qualified profiles to support them in their digital transformation.
Christelle CURCIO, Chief Makers Officer and co-founder of Alegria.group
From 3 to 60 employees in a year and a half and 4 million euros in fundraising
This round of financing completes the first one of 500k€ completed in January 2021. At the same time, Alegria.group has grown from 3 to 60 employees with a strong community of over 250 Pro Nocode Makers who support its growth and regularly collaborate on joint projects.
"This fundraising marks a turning point in the development of Alegria.group, Alegria.academy and more generally in the Nocode ecosystem that we have been building for a year and a half. Our objective is to accelerate the deployment of our professional Nocode training network in France and abroad by enriching our offerings without compromising on the quality of the teaching provided. The Nocode market is moving fast. The leading tool of the day can, the next day, be eclipsed by a new one that is faster and more efficient. This is why we ensure a constant technological watch for the Makers of the community to guarantee a professionalization of the profession and a constant rise in competence which are required by the major accounts which are switching to Nocode one after the other.
Francis LELONG, CEO and co-founder of Alegria.group
Alegria.group, the European leader in Nocode technologies, was founded in December 2020 by Francis Lelong, Christelle Curcio and Thomas Bonnenfant and has offices in Paris, Toulouse, Nantes, Lyon and Lille. Continuously growing, the company now has over 60 employees. The group has completed more than 300 projects for over 200 clients of all sizes and industries. Alegria.group is made up of 3 entities: Alegria.academy, the world's leading training school for Nocode professionals, Alegria.tech, the studio for the most ambitious Nocode projects, and Alegria.network, the service platform for professional Makers.
Alegria.group is an official sponsor of the first Nocode Summit which will take place in Paris on 29 and 30 September 2022 at the Cloud Business Center.
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