Appirio

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Appirio
Cloud computing
Industry Software
Founded San Mateo, California (2006)
Headquarters United States, San Francisco, California
Key people
Chris Barbin, Narinder Singh, Glenn Weinstein, Mike O'Brien

Appirio Inc. is an information technology consulting company headquartered in San Francisco, California (USA) that offers technology and professional services to companies wishing to adopt public cloud applications.[1] This includes Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service technologies like Salesforce.com, Google Apps, Workday, Cornerstone OnDemand and Amazon Web Services.[2]

History[edit]

Appirio was founded by Chris Barbin (former Borland Software CIO), Narinder Singh, Glenn Weinstein, and Mike O’Brien in 2006.[3] In 2007, Appirio established its headquarters in Salesforce.com’s Startup Incubator in San Mateo.[4] In 2012, Appirio moved its headquarters to San Francisco.[5]

In early 2008, Appirio secured a Series A investment of $1.1 million from Salesforce.com and angel investors. The firm next secured $5.6 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital in July 2008.[6] A Series C round came in February 2009 with a $10 million funding from Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital.[7] A Series D funding round for $60 million followed in March 2012, led by private equity firm General Atlantic.[8]


In October, 2009, Appirio's Chief Architect, Jason Ouellette[9] released a book titled Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, released under Addison-Wesley Professional.[10] In April 2010, Appirio was named "OnDemand Company of the Year" by AlwaysOn, selected as a "Best Place to Work in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Business Times, and listed in Gartner’s “Who's Who in Cloud Computing/SaaS Integration”.[11][12][13] In July, 2010, Appirio was featured in The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations, a technology novel written by Vinnie Mirchandani.[14]

In December 2011, Appirio acquired Saaspoint, a provider of cloud consulting services in Europe.[15] In November 2012, it went on to acquire Knowledge Infusion, a human resources and talent management advisory and consulting services firm.[16]

In September 2013, Appirio acquired TopCoder, a community of 500,000 developers, engineers and designers that find and collaborate on software development assignments ranging from applications and websites, to back-end corporate systems. CloudSpokes, Appirio’s competing platform with 75,000 users, was merged into TopCoder in January 2014.[17]

Appirio is currently headquartered in San Francisco, with satellite offices in Indianapolis, Indiana; Minato, Tokyo, Japan; London, UK; Dublin, Ireland; and Jaipur, India. The Jaipur office is situated in the Mahindra World City, Jaipur Special Economic Zone, situated 20 km southwest of Jaipur.

Appirio runs as a serverless company, utilizing only public cloud solutions and no in-house datacenter.[18]

Competition[edit]

Appirio ranks among firms like Acumen Solutions, Astadia, Bluewolf, and Cloud Sherpas in the market for cloud computing solutions. Increasingly Appirio is found to be a primary competitor of global system integrators such as Accenture and Deloitte. [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What Makes Appirio Special". Archived from the original on 31 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Appirio opts for the cloud over servers". InfoWorld. Retrieved 5 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "America’s Most Promising Startups". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Salesforce.com's Pitch to Startups". BusinessWeek. 
  5. ^ "Contact Appirio". Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Salesforce.com app maker Appirio gets $5.6M from Sequoia". VentureBeat. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Appirio Secures $10M in Series C funding". Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Cloud Startup Appirio Raises $60 Million". Information Week. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Appirio Leadership: Jason Ouellette". Retrieved May 2007. 
  10. ^ Ouellette, Jason (2010). Development with the Force.com platform : building business applications in the cloud. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-321-64773-3. 
  11. ^ "2010 AlwaysOn OnDemand 100". Archived from the original on 3 July 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Appirio Recognized for Innovation and Leadership in Cloud Computing". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "Solutions for Cloud Services Integration / SaaS Integration Proliferate". Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  14. ^ Mirchandani, Vinnie (2010). The New Polymath. USA: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 217, 218, 227, 241–243, 252. ISBN 978-0-470-61830-1. 
  15. ^ "San Mateo's Appirio to buy Saaspoint". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Appirio beefs up, acquires Knowledge Infusion". ZDNet. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Appirio buys topcoder community". 
  18. ^ "Appirio’s eat-your-own-dogfood SaaS integration". ZDNet. Retrieved 12 May 2007. 
  19. ^ How to Profit with Cloud Services, CRN Magazine, March 2011 

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