|Type||Public (NASDAQ: QLIK)|
|Industry||Business Intelligence, Business Discovery, Business Analysis, Software Company|
|Key people||Lars Björk, CEO
Tim MacCarrick, CFO
Les Bonney, COO
Anthony Deighton, CTO/SVP Products
Diane Adams, Chief People Officer
|Products||QlikView, Qlik Sense, Expressor|
|Employees||1,900 (July 2014)|
Qlik (previously known as QlikTech) was founded in Lund, Sweden 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, Qlik raised $12.5 million in capital. In 2005, the single-user desktop tool was replaced with a server-based web tool. In 2004, Accel and Jerusalem Venture Partners, an Israeli venture capital fund founded by Erel Margalit, invested in Qlik, turning it into an international software house. Qlik established partnerships with Intel and HP, and incorporated charts and colors in their UI. Qlik customers include DB Schenker, Dendrite, Ericsson, and the Swedish Post.
In 2007, Lars Björk became Qlik’s CEO. In 2009 and the company employs over 650 people in 24 countries. Its user base has expanded to 22,000 customers in 100 countries. The company held an initial public offering in July 2010. In 2010, Qlik debuted on Wall Street.
In 2013, the company opened an office in Western Australia.
In 2014, the company released its next iteration of software for visualization of data, Qlik Sense, in free to use desktop form pending full product release.