Acquia

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Acquia
Type Private
Industry Computer software
Founded 2007[1]
Founder(s) Dries Buytaert
Jay Batson
Headquarters Burlington, Massachusetts, Reading, England, Portland, OR, Washington, DC[2], USA, Great Britain, Australia + Asia, France, and Canada.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Tom Erickson (CEO)
Dries Buytaert (CTO)
Products Acquia Drupal
Acquia Network
Acquia Cloud
Acquia Cloud Site Factory
Drupal Gardens
Acquia Commons
Acquia Search
Acquia Insight
Mollom
Employees 400 (January 2013)[3]
Website acquia.com

Acquia is a commercial open-source software company providing products, services, and technical support for Drupal. It is financed by venture capital, receiving $68.5 million in five rounds.[4]

Growth and market presence[edit]

In 2013, Acquia was named the Fastest Growing Private Technology Company in North America by Deloitte.[5] In a May 2013 press release, the company stated that it has over 3,800 enterprise customers; that its hosting services handle over 2.5 billion HTTP requests per month; and that year over year revenue grew 108 percent between 2012 and 2013.[6] On August 21, 2012, Acquia was named #8 on the Inc. (magazine) 500 list for 2012, the #1 software company and #8 company in Boston.[7] On August 22, 2013, Inc. (magazine) 500 fastest growing private companies list, Acquia was ranked #8 in Software and overall #109 in the list.[8][9][10][11]

On May 27, 2014, the company announced closing a $50M Series F funding round, bringing the total investments to $118.6 million. The cash influx will be used to build out sales and marketing, including adding more channel partners.[12]

Products[edit]

Its chief products[13] are:

  • Acquia Network: Access to web services, tools, knowledge library, and human support.
  • Acquia Cloud Drupal PaaS
  • Acquia Cloud Site Factory
  • Drupal Gardens: a SaaS to design, build, and host Drupal-based sites through a web browser.
  • Mollom
  • Free downloadable software: Acquia Dev Desktop, Acquia Drupal, and Acquia Drupal Commons.
  • Professional services: Consulting, training, and remote administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acquia raises $7M for Drupal platform". venturebeat.com. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us". acquia.com. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Acquia retrospective 2012". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Acquia Lands $30 Million Series E To Scale Out Its Enterprise Drupal Development Platform". boston.com. 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  5. ^ "Technology Fast 500™ 2013 Ranking". deloitte.com. 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Acquia Revenue More than Doubles as its Open Source Solutions Soar". acquia.com. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  7. ^ "America's 10 Fastest Growing Private Companies". inc.com. 2011-04-21. 
  8. ^ "Acquia 8th Fastest-Growing Private Software Company on 2013 Inc. 500". MarketWatch. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Companies on the Inc.5000 include Sparc and Telogis". Inc.com. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "The 2013 Inc. 5000 List - BlueSquare Resolutions through iSirona". Inc.com. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "8th Fastest-Growing Private Software Company on 2013 Inc. 500". Acquia. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Darrow, Barb (27 May 2014). "Acquia scores $50M in Series F funding". Gigaom.com. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Products & Services". acquia.com. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 

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