|Founded||San Mateo, California (2006)|
|Headquarters||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
Number of locations
|San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
|Chris Barbin, CEO
Appirio Inc. is an information technology consulting company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana (United States) that offers technology and professional services to companies wishing to adopt public cloud applications. This includes Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service technologies like Okta, Salesforce.com, Google Apps, Workday, Concur, Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. and Amazon Web Services.
Appirio was founded by Chris Barbin (former Borland Software CIO), Narinder Singh, Glenn Weinstein, and Mike O’Brien in 2006. In 2007, Appirio established its headquarters in Salesforce.com’s Startup Incubator in San Mateo, California. In 2012, Appirio moved its headquarters to San Francisco, California. In August of 2015, Appirio announced that the Indianapolis Office would be named company headquarters.
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. A Series C round came in February 2009 with a $10 million funding from Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital. A Series D funding round for $60 million followed in March 2012, led by private equity firm General Atlantic.
In October, 2009, Appirio's Chief Architect, Jason Ouellette released a book titled Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, released under Addison-Wesley Professional. 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". In July, 2010, Appirio was featured in The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations, a technology novel written by Vinnie Mirchandani.
In March 2011, Appirio acquired Infowelders, a Salesforce consultancy based in Louisville, KY.
In December 2011, Appirio acquired Saaspoint, a provider of cloud consulting services in Europe. In November 2012, it went on to acquire Knowledge Infusion, a human resources and talent management advisory and consulting services firm.
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.
Appirio is currently headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, with satellite offices in San Francisco, California; 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 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.
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