Fastgen: The Revolutionary Low-Code API and Workflow Builder
Do you wish you could develop custom APIs and workflows with ease? Do you want to automate repetitive workflows for your team? If you answered yes to these questions, then Fastgen might be the solution for you.
Fastgen is a low-code API and workflow builder with an integrated Postgres DB that enables you to quickly create REST APIs and workflows with ease. With Fastgen, you can also manage your database alongside your APIs and workflows, all within one platform. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what Fastgen is, how it works, and why it might be the solution you've been looking for.
Origin Story: From Blair to Fastgen
Fastgen was founded in 2023 by a team of seven based in New York. This isn't their first rodeo; they previously built a company called Blair, which raised more than $100M to help students get access to education in the US. While building Blair, the team constantly questioned how they could move even faster. To answer that question, they built Fastgen, a tool they wish they had during their time at Blair.
Who Are the Founders of Fastgen?
Fastgen's founders are Mike Mahlkow, David Nordhausen, and Constantin Schreiber. Mike is the Co-Founder and CEO at Fastgen (W23). Previously, he was the CEO at Blair (S19), where they raised more than $100M to offer income-based financing options to students. Before that, he learned how great teams operate at Stripe and Uber. David Nordhausen is the Co-Founder at Fastgen (W23) and previously built Blair (S19). Constantin Schreiber dropped out of college to build Blair (YC S19), where they raised more than $100M to build income-based financing solutions for students in the US. At Blair, he led the engineering team to build audit-proof software that moved millions of dollars in student funds on a weekly basis. Two fun facts about him: he built autonomous drones for Porsche and was mining crypto to pay for college (and other things).
What is Fastgen?
Fastgen is a low-code API and workflow builder with an integrated Postgres DB that enables you to quickly create custom APIs and workflows with ease.
With Fastgen's API Builder, you can quickly create any REST API by using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. The platform also includes pre-built integrations to popular tools such as Sendgrid, Slack, and Twilio, and the ability to connect to any external API you need for data exchange. They launch new integrations every week to make their users’ lives even easier. Instead of spending hours integrating third-party APIs and dealing with hosting, you can drag and drop the action into an API flow and deploy it with the click of a button.
With Fastgen, you can create time-based workflows that trigger at regular intervals and event-based workflows through the same user interface as the API builder. One of the standout features of Fastgen is the flexibility to define any action in a workflow or API as a custom event, which can then be utilized as a trigger for a separate workflow.
Fastgen's integrated Postgres DB simplifies creating, reading, updating, and deleting data within your applications. You can easily build and manage your database alongside your APIs and workflows, all within one platform. If you have your own Postgres DB and don't want to use our hosted solution, Fastgen seamlessly connects to your database so you can take advantage of our platform's other features without changing your database setup.
Why Use Fastgen?
There are many reasons why Fastgen could be the right tool for you and your team. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect:
Fastgen is designed to help you move quickly. Its drag-and-drop interface allows you to build custom APIs and workflows in minutes, rather than days or weeks. And with pre-built integrations to popular tools like Sendgrid, Slack, and Twilio, you can easily connect your applications to the services you need without spending hours writing code.
One of the standout features of Fastgen is its flexibility. You can use the platform to build REST APIs, time-based workflows, and event-based workflows, all within the same interface. And because Fastgen allows you to define any action as a custom event, you can trigger workflows based on any data or action in your system.
Easy Database Management
Fastgen's integrated Postgres DB makes it easy to create, read, update, and delete data within your applications. You can manage your database alongside your APIs and workflows, all within one platform. And if you already have your own Postgres DB, Fastgen seamlessly connects to it, allowing you to take advantage of the platform's other features without changing your database setup.
Finally, Fastgen is a cost-effective solution for building custom APIs and workflows. Its low-code approach means you can save time and money on development costs, while its pre-built integrations and database management tools can help you avoid the need for expensive third-party services.
Who Is Fastgen For?
Fastgen is designed for anyone who needs to build custom APIs and workflows quickly and easily. Here are a few examples of the types of users who might benefit from the platform:
Fastgen is a great tool for startups that need to move quickly and build custom applications without a large development team. Its low-code approach and pre-built components can help startups save time and money on development costs, while its integrations and database management tools can help them avoid the need for expensive third-party services.
Small businesses that need to automate workflows or build custom applications can also benefit from Fastgen. Its drag-and-drop interface and low-code approach make it easy to create custom APIs and workflows without writing any code, while its integrations and database management tools can help small businesses streamline their operations.
Even large enterprise teams can benefit from Fastgen's speed and flexibility. With its drag-and-drop interface and pre-built components, teams can quickly build custom APIs and workflows without relying on their development team. And with Fastgen's database management tools, they can easily create, read, update, and delete data within their applications.
Fastgen is revolutionizing the backend development process by providing a low-code, drag-and-drop platform for building custom APIs and workflows. Their integrated Postgres DB makes it even easier to create, read, update, and delete data in your applications.
The founding team's experience in building successful startups and solving real-world problems shines through in Fastgen's product offering. Their platform has already gained traction with startups and businesses looking to rapidly develop custom APIs and workflows without the need for extensive coding knowledge.
With their constant focus on improving and adding new integrations, Fastgen is poised for success in the low-code development space. Their passion for making backend development more accessible and user-friendly will undoubtedly lead to continued growth and success in the future.