|Type||Public (NASDAQ: QLIK)|
|Industry||Business Intelligence, Business Analysis, Software Company|
|Key people||Lars Björk, CEO
William G. Sorenson, CFO
Les Bonney, COO
Anthony Deighton, CTO/SVP Products
Jonas Nachmanson, Chief Product Strategy Officer
Paul Farmer, Chief People Officer
QlikTech was founded in 1993 as a software company in business intelligence (BI). Its PC-based desktop tool was called QuikView. "Quik" stood for "Quality, Understanding, Interaction, Knowledge." Initially the software was sold only in Sweden.
Måns Hultman became CEO in 2000 and Lars Björk became CFO. The company grew from 35 employees in 1999 to 70 in 2003. In 2003, QlikTech raised $12.5 million in capital. In 2005, the single-user desktop tool was replaced with a server-based web tool.
In 2007, Lars Björk became QlikTech’s CEO. Revenue increased to $157 million in 2009 and the company employs over 650 people in 24 countries. It has over 1,100 partners worldwide. Its user base has expanded to 22,000 customers in 100 countries. The company held an Initial Public Offering in July 2010.
In 2010, QlikTech debuted on Wall Street without using discounts to attract investors. It floated at $10 per share, higher than the minimum price it had set. 
In 2013, the company opened an office in Western Australia.