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Apptio, Inc.
Industry Computer software
IT services
Founded 2007
Headquarters Bellevue, Washington, United States
Area served
Key people
  • Sunny Gupta CEO and Co-founder
  • Kurt Shintaffer CFO and Co-founder
  • Ted Kummert EVP Engineering
  • Chris Pick CMO
  • Larry Blasko CRO
Products Business Management Applications
Revenue $160 million (2016)[2]
Number of employees
700 (2016)[3]

Apptio is a Bellevue, Wash.-based company founded in 2007 that develops technology business management software as a service applications.[4][5][6] Apptio enterprise apps are designed to enable the assessment of IT service costs and communicate those costs to corporate leaders for planning, budgeting and forecasting purposes.[7] The tools help CIOs run the technology departments as a business, tracking storage, cloud usage, applications, energy usage, cybersecurity, telecommunications, and reporting obligations.[8]

In 2009, the company was the first investment for Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.[9] The company has approximately 325 customers,[10] including small companies as well as corporations such as Bank of America, Metlife, Cisco, Microsoft, Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Target, Xerox, Coca-Cola and DirecTV.[11][12]


The company was founded in 2007 by Sunny Gupta, Kurt Shintaffer and Paul McLachlan.[13] Prior to founding the company, Gupta and Shintaffer worked together at iConclude before it was purchased by Opsware in 2007.[9] In November 2007, the company received $7 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group and Greylock partners while it was operating in stealth mode.[14] Apptio raised an additional $14 million dollars in Series B funding from the newly formed Andersson Horrowitz fund in 2009.[6] In 2010, the company raised an additional $16.5 million in Series C funding led by Shasta Ventures, with participation from previous investors.[15] In March 2012, the company raised an additional $50 million in Series D funding to continue scaling, hiring and expanding its services.[16] In 2013, Apptio raised an additional $45 million in Series E funding, bringing its total raised to $136 million from firms including Greylock Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Janus Capital and T. Rowe Price.[4][11]

In March 2014, Apptio opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.[17] In 2015, the company announced that it was adding an office in Denver.[18] Apptio added another international office in March 2016, when it announced it would open an office in Paris, France.[19]

On September 23, 2016, Apptio raised $96 million with its IPO.[3]

Technology Business Management Council[edit]

Apptio founded the Technology Business Management Council in 2012,[20] a non-profit organization that had over 2,900 CIOs[21] and other senior IT leaders by 2014.[20] It was reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal that the council “aims to help IT departments run like businesses by setting standards and best practices” .[22] The council held its first conference in November 2013.[12]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2012, CEO Gupta was among Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award winners.[23] The same year, Apptio received first place in Seattle Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For: Large Companies[7] and received the magazine’s Tech Impact Award for Enterprise Computing.[24] In 2013, Apptio was cited for innovation in enterprise technology by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.[25] Apptio co-founder and CTO Paul McLachlan received the Puget Sound Business Journal 2013 Innovator Award.[26] The Seattle Times called Apptio “the region’s next big tech company” in 2014.[12] In 2016, the company was ranked #16 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list.[27]


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  10. ^ "Apptio S-1 Registration Statement". Website. Apptio. August 26, 2016. 
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  12. ^ a b c Dudley, Brier (6 November 2013). "Apptio founder Sunny Gupta on building the region’s next big tech company". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Kugiya, Hugo (December 13, 2013). "Paul McLachlan: Winner 2013 Innovator Award". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  14. ^ Cook, John (November 15, 2007). "Repeat Entrepreneur Forms Apptio, Scores $7 Million". Seattle Pi. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  15. ^ Wauters, Robin (August 31, 2010). "Apptio Raises $16.5 million From Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock and Others". TechCrunch. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  16. ^ Coldewey, Devin (March 15, 2012). "Apptio Raises Another $50 Million in Series D Round". TechCrunch. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  17. ^ Francis, Hannah (25 March 2014). "Apptio partners with UXC for Australian launch". The Australian. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Demmitt, Jacob (December 8, 2015). "Apptio Opens its 11th Office With New Engineering Center in Denver". GeekWire. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Apptio Expands Global Presence with New Office in France". Prnewswire. March 24, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Apptio US SEC S-1 Registration Statement". Blog post. Apptio. 
  21. ^ "S-1". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  22. ^ Parkhurst, Emily (6 June 2013). "Apptio CEO: We want to be the next Pacific NW tech icon". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  23. ^ Sokolowsky, Jennifer (18 June 2012). "Ernst & Young honors Entrepreneur of the Year winners". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Tech Impact Awards 2012: Enterprise Computing". Seattle Business magazine. October 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  25. ^ "Apptio Receives Honor from Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Innovation in Enterprise Technology". Press release. Apptio. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  26. ^ Kugiya, Hugo (13 December 2013). "Paul McLachlan: Winner 2013 Innovator Award". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  27. ^ "Forbes Cloud 100". Forbes. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 

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