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Cloudsmith develops new software delivery platform after £800,000 R&D boost

Cloudsmith chief executive Alan Carson

BELFAST technology start-up Cloudsmith has invested £800,000 in research and development to develop a new software delivery platform.

And the firm is also currently hiring six talented software engineers as it continues to grow internationally.

The all-in-one managed service platform is the first which offers software developers the observability and control they need to ensure their software is always verified, packaged and optimised, allowing for lightning-fast delivery to customers.

Alan Carson, chief executive of Cloudsmith, said: “We facilitate modern software development practices, providing a single, secure, location to manage and distribute software artefacts.

“We provide universal support for all major packaging formats including Docker. This gives our customers a level of control and visibility they've never had before, which is vital for security and compliance.”

Since 2017, Invest NI has supported Cloudsmith's rapid growth and has offered support towards multiple R&D projects, widening existing trademarks in Europe, Canada and Australia, and enhancing the company website.

This latest offer of £239,000 is helping the company to bring its next product to market through research and development, marketing activities in international markets and the creation of six new jobs.

Invest NI's director of innovation, research and development Dr Vicky Kell said: “Cloudsmith is an innovative local start-up that is using our R&D support to grow and compete globally.

“It's vital companies continue to see the importance of investing in R&D which can help to create new strategic business opportunities. We can help with financial support, along with strategic advice and guidance, to help them thrive and compete globally.”

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