A one-Man PhD Project
Funded by Innoviris, Jesse set out to develop a graphical programming language to help citizen scientists build their own citizen observatories (mobile apps, dashboards, etc.)
The FLAMENCO project
Convinced by the power of Jesse's technology, Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) funded a 4 year project during which the technology was further developed and implemented at various partners.
A year of pivots
A single encounter changes everything: meeting Tine Peeters from Studio Dott, Jesse – joined by Florian – realizes that the technology has potential as a tool to prototype and validate digital products in general. With the help of an ISS grant by VLAIO, they decide to spin-off the technology from the VUB and rebrand it as weave.ly.
From (Pre-)Seed to Sappling
After initial traction among the product design community in Flanders, the team decides to raise its pre-seed with the support of finance&invest.brussels and Qbic, grow their human resources and bring to market a first full version of the weave.ly platform.
From Weave.ly to Weavely.ai
Weave.ly's user base has grown from 0 to 3.5K users in just one year time. It has become a solution to many UX/UI designers looking for more advanced prototyping in Figma. In summer 2023, the team decided to focus on a new product dedicated to creating forms & surveys from Figma designs, now under a new name Weavely.ai.