Trigger Raises $1M in Seed Round of Funding

Trigger, a San Francisco, CA-based company that has just launched its cross-platform mobile development framework targeted at web developers who want to be able to create native mobile apps, has raised $1m in a seed round of funding.

Investors include Paul Graham, SV Angel, 500 Startups, Russ Siegelman, Steven Walske, RightVentures, Venture51, John Taysom and Marco Magnocavallo, among the others.

Co-founded by CEO Amir Nathoo, Trigger offers Forge, a framework that allows developers to create their applications in familiar web technologies – HTML, CSS and JavaScript – hosting a full native feature set – including notifications, camera and file access, and full cross-domain access to enable secure transactions. The company’s debug tool, called Catalyst can then be used to provide a Webkit-style debugger for all platforms.

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