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Microsoft announces investment and partnership with Builder.ai, an AI-powered app development platform

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Builder.ai is building an AI powered composable software development platform allowing anyone to turn their ideas into software. Recently, Builder.ai announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft, which includes an equity investment as well.

Microsoft and Builder.AI will work together on creating AI powered solutions for customers using Azure OpenAI Service and other Azure Cognitive Services. Builder.ai will adopt Microsoft Cloud and AI. Also, Builder.ai’s Natasha, an AI product manager, will be coming to Microsoft Teams store, allowing customers to build a prototype of their business apps with ease. Builder.ai and Microsoft will have joint go to market activities across SMB & Enterprise.

“We are thrilled to be working so closely with Microsoft. This collaboration for Builder.ai is centred around alignment of our core mission. From my first meeting with Microsoft to the moment we agreed to collaborate more strategically, one thing has been really clear-Microsoft’s commitment to helping everyone unlock their true potential,” said Sachin Dev Duggal, Chief Wizard & Founder of Builder.ai. “We are ecstatic that the world’s largest software company chose Builder.ai as a collaborator to lay down deeper roots in helping the next 100m businesses and beyond become digitally native.”

“Our collaboration with Builder.ai is an extension of our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We see Builder.ai creating an entirely new category that empowers everyone to be a developer and our new, deeper collaboration fuelled by Azure AI will bring the combined power of both companies to businesses around the world,” said Jon Tinter, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft.

Through this collaboration, Builder.ai will help businesses advance their digital transformation journey with access to cloud services on Azure (payments, infra, messaging etc) to support the applications they are building.

BigTechWire’s take:

It’s surprising to see Microsoft partnering with Builder.AI since Microsoft has its own low-code, no-code development platform in the name of PowerApps. Similar to Builder.AI, Microsoft PowerApps allows users to build mobile apps, web apps and internal business apps. The only difference is that PowerApps is targeted more towards enterprise customers and their employees while Builder.AI is focused on general consumers and small businesses. Also, Builder.AI offers unlimited flexibility when compared to PowerApps.

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