INDIA, 15 November- Builder.ai, the AI-powered composable software platform that allows every business and entrepreneur to become digitally powered, announced today that its Founder & Chief Wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal, has been named as the coveted EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ 2023 UK overall winner. Sachin was recognised for his pioneering work in the tech sector and was described by the independent UK judging panel as the embodiment of entrepreneurial spirit, impact, and purpose.
EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ recognises entrepreneurial achievement among individuals and companies that demonstrate vision, leadership, and success, and who work to improve the quality of life in their communities, countries, and around the world. 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ in the UK and the programme has celebrated more than 2,000 business leaders since it was created.
“It’s an honor and very humbling to be named as the EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ 2023 for the UK, particularly in this pivotal year which marks the program’s 25th anniversary. This award recognises the hard work, dedication, and talent of the entire Builder family, it’s their award,’’ said Sachin Dev Duggal, Founder, of Builder.ai. “Builder was developed to level the playing field for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes who want to build exceptional digitally powered businesses on their terms but don’t necessarily have the tech skills, network, or budget to build their solutions. We have always been purpose-led and believe the power of our platform allows anyone with an idea to make it a reality – which all-in-more encompasses the spirit of this award.”
This year, more than 160 entrepreneurs from across the UK entered the program, with 24 regional winners shortlisted to compete for the prestigious UK title. Sachin will now go on to represent the UK at EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™.
Lynn Rattigan, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ UK Partner Sponsor, said: “The calibre of entries for Entrepreneur Of The Year™ was exceptionally high this year and Sachin Dev Duggal is a very deserving overall UK winner. Sachin is an inspiring business leader who turned his vision into a reality and has raised over $450M in funding so far. Sachin will now go on to represent the UK at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in 2024 and we will be rooting for his continued success.”
Sachin believes that every business and every entrepreneur should be empowered to unlock their true potential. In the world of technology where the only constant is change, Sachin is pushing the boundaries of the perception that creating software or an app is too difficult and only for a select few with coding skills, restricting creativity and preventing digital ideas from ever getting started. He created Builder with the mission to make software development as easy as ordering pizza; powering the dreams of the next 500M digital builders, growing the company almost 9x since beta.
Established in 2016, Builder.ai continues to lead the industry with its AI-powered composable software platform that allows anyone with an idea to build an app (web or mobile) – faster and more affordably. By breaking software down into reusable Lego-like features, and coupling with state of Art Artificial Intelligence and Natasha (the world’s first AI product manager) and its patented software assembly line, Builder.ai has been able to demonstrate success globally in allowing customers of all sizes to become software first.
In May 2023, Builder.ai closed its series D bringing its total raise to over $450M as well as announcing a strategic collaboration with Microsoft, which includes an equity investment from Microsoft. The collaboration will see the two companies collaborate on creating AI-powered solutions that empower businesses to develop applications and become digitally native without the need for any technical expertise. Builder.ai has been growing at over 100% year on year and, over the last year alone making it one of the largest producers of custom software in the world.