Feature Fridays: Capult

Capult is revolutionizing the way Solana builders create and manage blockchain applications through cutting-edge technology.

Feature Fridays: Capult

Welcome back to Feature Fridays! This week, we spotlight Capult, a pioneering platform that is revolutionizing how Solana builders create and manage blockchain applications.

Meet Jamie Simmonds, the dynamic founder of Capult:
Jamie is a full-stack developer with over three years of experience, including two focused on the Solana blockchain. Before founding Capult, Jamie developed a variety of web3 products, ranging from websites to on-chain programs. Now, Jamie handles all aspects of Capult, from product development to customer relations.

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Q & A with Capult 👇

Could you introduce yourself by sharing your name, prior experience, and current role within your company? Additionally, please briefly explain your company's mission and what it offers to its customers.

Hello! My name is Jamie Simmonds, and I'm the founder of Capult. I am a full-stack developer with over three years of experience, two of those being on Solana. Prior to building Capult, I built several web3 products, including websites, games, tools, and on-chain programs. Currently, I handle all aspects of Capult, from product development to customer relations.

Capult's mission is to empower Solana builders with the tools they need to ship better, faster, and more affordable. We do this by providing simple browser tools to help builders bring their products on-chain and allowing them to easily manage and distribute them with a suite of on-chain programs.

How has your company grown and changed since its inception, and what do you have planned for its future?

Although Capult is still in early development it has seen significant use by new and experienced Solana teams. Initially, Capult focused on the creation of Solana tokens but thanks to feedback from our users and community we’ve been able to develop Capult into a suite of token tools. We plan to keep building on this, providing our users with the tools they need to manage and distribute their tokens easily, affordably, and securely. However, we won’t stop there. We’ll be actively adapting Capult to help builders on Solana make the most of their limited time and resources. 

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What inspired you to develop Capult, and how did you conceive of the idea?

The initial inspiration for Capult came from the number of requests I got from less experienced builders looking to create tokens on Solana. They found that current methods for creating tokens on Solana were unintuitive, overcomplicated, time-consuming, and expensive. This was also an issue that I experienced myself. I noticed that there was a need for a better solution and so, Capult was born. I envisioned a simple interface that allowed anyone with a Solana wallet to create a token in minutes. Over the next couple of months, that’s exactly what I built. Since then, Capult has grown to help builders do much more than create tokens on Solana, inspired by our users and my experience as a developer.

Can you provide insight into Capult’s progress by sharing any metrics or milestones indicating its traction?

Although Capult is currently only a few months young, we’ve seen the website metrics for capult.xyz vastly outperform our expectations. During our first month our daily visitors grew completely organically by over 250%. We also saw our X (Twitter) account following and engagement dramatically increase. As well as our Discord group gaining much more members than we anticipated. We greatly appreciate our community taking the time to stay informed about Capult and voicing their opinions and requests with us directly through our socials. This feedback loop with our community has been vital in shaping Capult into the platform it is today.

Can you provide insight into the target market for Capult and what types of clients you work with?

Our target market comprises of Solana builders, ranging from new teams launching their first product to experienced developers. They share a common interest in cost-effective, reliable, and secure solutions for shipping Solana products. As someone who has been a part of a new team shipping their first Solana product, to now being an experienced Solana developer, I understand their needs intimately and am committed to serving them effectively. We love the builder community on Solana and want to help them ship the best products they can.

How does your company utilize QuickNode, and what benefits does it bring to your business operations?

Capult has been using QuickNode for its Solana mainnet and devnet RPCs since its inception. Using QuickNode’s RPCs has allowed us to connect our users to the Solana blockchain reliably, affordably, and effectively. This has allowed us to provide our users with an experience that doesn’t feel like web3 while giving them all the benefits of a decentralized network. 

We also use QuickNode’s RPC endpoints for local development and testing, which allows us to ship products faster without sacrificing security or capital.

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