|Traded as||NYSE: GWRE|
Russell 1000 Component
|Industry||Computer Software and Hardware|
Guidewire Software Inc., commonly Guidewire, is a software publisher based in Foster City, California. It offers core back-end software for property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers in the U.S. and worldwide, as well as the Guidewire Live suite of online analytics services for P&C insurers.
The company has been cited as being among the 50 most desirable mid-size Bay Area companies (101 to 500 employees) to work for 2010-2012,  and was in the "Top 50 Large Companies" in the Glassdoor Best places to work for both 2015 and 2016.
The company was established in 2001 and founded by: Ken Branson, James Kwak, John Raguin, and Marcus Ryu from Ariba (and McKinsey, where James and Marcus had met); and John Seybold and Mark Shaw from Kana Software. In September 2011, Guidewire filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO) and first publicly traded on the NYSE in January 2012. Guidewire was later cited as being one of the top IPOs of 2012, even #1.
In 2011, Guidewire settled a patent related lawsuit with Accenture regarding their insurance claims management software.
In 2013, Guidewire acquired Millbrook, Inc., a business intelligence company. In 2016, Guidewire acquired ISCS (cloud computing), FirstBest (underwriting) and EagleEye Analytics. In 2017, Guidewire acquired Cyence, a cyber insurance company.
They are a recurring revenue software company as they sell term licenses. Its three main software products are ClaimCenter, PolicyCenter, and BillingCenter, each servicing a major component of a P&C insurance carrier. There are a number of add-on modules, as well as an increasing number of value-added online services provided via Guidewire Live. Guidewire develops the Gosu programming language, it released as open source in 2010.
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