Cloud Elements

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Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration service company that uses a “one-to-many” approach to connect applications with services, each through a single API. Cloud Elements was founded in October 2012. Its headquarters are in Denver, Colorado.

Background[edit]

Cloud Elements has four founders: CEO Mark Geene, CTO Vineet Joshi, VP of Business Gary Gaessler, and VP of Product Development Atul Barve. The four shared a vision to "help developers build cloud applications faster and at a lower cost..."

Cloud Elements was created to offer cloud applications or "Hubs" that provide RESTful APIs with JSON payloads. Cloud Elements "differentiates itself with its one-to-many API which lets developers integrate and maintain several services or "elements" in a category."[1]

On July 18, 2014, the company announced receiving $3.1 million in a Series A funding round. Investors include Virginia-based Grotech Ventures, California-based Icon Venture Partners, along with Galvanize Ventures.[2]

Technology[edit]

Hubs[edit]

A hub is a category of cloud applications. Cloud Elements currently has five Hubs: Documents, CRM, Marketing, Messaging and Help Desk. Two others are planned: Finance, and Social. Within each Hub individual services support the category. "Customers can integrate to a Cloud Elements “Hub” via a single RESTful API and their app can connect to all the leading application in that category, without doing a custom integration to each service."[3]

Documents[edit]

The Documents hub unifies document management across Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and SharePoint.

CRM[edit]

The Cloud Elements CRM hub unifies customer relationship management across Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Marketing[edit]

The Marketing hub unifies marketing automation across Eloqua, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud and HubSpot.

Messaging[edit]

The Messaging Hub unifies messaging across Infobip, SendGrid and Twilio.

Help Desk[edit]

The Help Desk Hub unifies customer service across Jira and Salesforce Service Cloud and ServiceNow.

Recognition[edit]

  • Winner of CTA's Top Technology Startup of the Year- 2013[4]
  • Featured in Ovum's 'On the Radar' Report- December 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darro, Barb. "Cloud Elements builds one API hub for lotsa storage clouds". GIGAOM. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.cloudwedge.com/2014-cloud-elements-raises-3-1m-in-series-a-funding/
  3. ^ Fetzer, McKenzie. "Marketing Specialist". WordPress. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Sandoval, Selina. "Media Relations". CTA. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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