Globant

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Globant
Type Limited company
Industry Software Product Development
Founded 2003
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
Key people Martín Migoya, CEO
Guibert Englebienne, CTO
Martín Umaran, Chief of Staff
Néstor Nocetti, EVP Corp. Affairs
Guillermo Marsicovetere, COO
Alejandro Scannapieco, CFO
Guillermo Willi, CPO
Gustavo Barreiro, CIO
Wanda Weigert, Marketing & Communications Director
Products Software Development
Infrastructure Management
Mobile application development
Social Networks Development
Mainframe Migration
Revenue Increase $129 million USD (2012)
Employees 2700 (2012)[citation needed]
Website www.globant.com

Globant is an IT and Software Development company operating in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, England, Brazil and the United States. It was formed in 2003 by Martín Migoya, Guibert Englebienne, Martín Umaran and Néstor Nocetti.[1] It is headquartered in Buenos Aires and principally serves clients in the United States and United Kingdom.

Globant is divided into 8 Studios, that embody different core competencies in technologies and practices, and include: Consumer Experience; Gaming; Big Data and High Performance; Quality Engineering; Enterprise Consumerization; Creative and Social; Mobile; and Cloud Computing and Infrastructure. This Studio model, rather than an industry segmentation, allows Globant to focus in emerging technologies and related market trends for its clients, regardless of their industry.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2003: Globant started operations with own funded capital.
  • 2005: Globant opened its second Development Center in Buenos Aires. The company was also named Endeavor Entrepreneur 2005[2] was recognized as the Best Services Exporter by Export. Ar.[citation needed] The Sloan School of Management of the MIT wrote a case about Globant called: "Leading the IT Revolution in Latin America".[3][4]
  • 2006: Globant opened its development center in the city of Tandil, Argentina.
  • 2007: Globant certified CMMI level 3.[citation needed] The company was recognized as the Top Emerging Global Services Provider, by Global Services Magazine.[5]

Globant opened offices in the city of La Plata, Argentina; and expanded its operations also in the US (Palo Alto). Globant founded Fonalix with BGH, a company that provides IP Telephony Solutions for small and medium business in Latin America.

  • 2008: The research company IDC pointed Globant as one of the growing companies in Latin America in its study "Latin American Predictions 2008".[6] Globant Acquires Accendra, an Argentine [7] Software Company with 100 employees adding operations in Chile and Colombia. In December, Globant closed its third financing round of USD13MM with Riverwood Capital and FTV Capital.[8] It also acquired Openware, an Argentine [9] company specialized in Security & Infrastructure Management. Globant's team of Globers reached the 1000 professionals
  • 2009: Globant received two teams from the Global Entrepreneurship lab from the MIT, to study the M&A strategy and the Globant University Project.
  • 2010: Globant was awarded with the AlwaysON 250 award for creating technology innovations for the Global Silicon Valley, in the Cloud and Infrastructure Category.[10] It was also named Cool Vendor by Gartner, in the Cool Vendors in Business Process Services 2010 report by Gartner, Inc.[11] During this year, Globant also reorganized itself and launched 8 studios, each one specializing in a different vertical, practice or industry. They are: Gaming Studio, Big Data & High Performance Studio, Consumer Experience Studio, Enterprise Consumerization Studio, Creative & Social Studio, Cloud Computing & Infrastructure Studio, Mobile and Quality Engineering Studio.
  • 2011: Globant acquired San Francisco-based Nextive, company specialized in the development of mobile solutions [12]
  • 2012: Globant acquired Brazil-based TerraForum, company specialized in Innovation and Knowledge Management Consulting, Digital Marketing & Social Media and Software Development.[13]
  • 2013: WPP, acquires minority stake in Globant to further strengthen its digital capabilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America and beyond.[14] Globant also acquired 86.25% of Huddle Group, a software company with operations in United States, Argentina and Chile.[15]
  • 2014: FastCompany featured Globant as one of the world's top 10 most innovative companies in South America[16]

Revenue and headcount[edit]

  Revenue Headcount
2010 57 million 1700
2011 90 million 2250
2012 129 million 2700

References[edit]

Citations:

  1. ^ Globant (January 2006). "Globant´s History". Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  2. ^ Endeavor (January 2008). "Endeavor Argentina" (in Spanish). Endeavor. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  3. ^ MIT (January 2008). "Globant at the MIT". G-Lab, Sloan School of Management MIT. Retrieved 2008-11-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ La Nacion (March 2006). "Consulting with Support of the MIT". La Nación. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  5. ^ Global Services (February 2007). "Top 5 Emerging Services Provider --2007 Winner Globant". Global Services Magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Latin America Predictions 2008". IDC. January 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  7. ^ La Nacion (January 2008). "Globant acquires Accendra" (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  8. ^ FTV Capital (December 2009). "Globant Secures $13 Million Investment from FTVentures and Riverwood Capital". Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  9. ^ BNAmericas (December 2008). "Globant Gets Openware for USD1.5MM". Business News America. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  10. ^ "Announcing the 2010 AlwaysOn Global 250". AlwaysON. 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  11. ^ "Cool Vendor in Business Process Services, 2010". Gartner. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  12. ^ "Globant Acquires Mobile And Social Applications Developer Nextive". Tech Crunch. 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  13. ^ "By Acquiring TerraForum, Globant Takes a Big Step into Brazil Software Market". NearshoreAmericas. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  14. ^ "Argentina's Globant Downloads $70M From WPP". DowJones. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  15. ^ "Globant Acquires Majority Stake in Huddle and Expands Operation to Chile". NearshoreAmericas. 2013-10-31. 
  16. ^ "THE WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN SOUTH AMERICA". FastCompany. 2014-02-13. 

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