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AppDirect Announces Strong Growth, Expanded Global Presence
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Company Completes Expansion of San Francisco Headquarters, Nearly Doubles Space
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 18, 2014 – AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace and management company, today announced strong growth across several key areas of the company, expanded its global footprint and completed its San Francisco headquarters expansion. Over the past 12 months, AppDirect has launched marketplaces with Samsung, the largest technology company in the world, and FICO, a world leader in financial analytics, among others. To date, AppDirect has secured partnerships with the largest telecommunications and broadband providers in the United States, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as the worldwide leaders in several verticals, including mobile, IaaS, PaaS, retail, open source software, and business SaaS.
Significant updates include:
- The total revenue generated by AppDirect-powered marketplaces is expected to increase by more than a factor of ten year-over-year.
- The number of business users on AppDirect-powered marketplaces is on track to achieve over 870% year-over-year growth.
- The number of marketplaces powered by AppDirect has increased by 100% this year.
- AppDirect has grown its team to more than 200 worldwide.
- AppDirect has nearly doubled the size of its San Francisco-based headquarters, enabling the company to rapidly scale its team to meet surging demand.
- AppDirect opened an office in Munich, Germany, expanding its global presence that now includes San Francisco, Boulder, Colo., Ottawa, Montreal, and London.
“Over the years, AppDirect has experienced rapid change, but our core vision has always remained the same—to create a world where businesses have easy access to the technology they need to thrive. With the strong growth we’ve seen over the past year, we continue to make huge strides toward that ultimate goal,” said Daniel Saks, co-CEO of AppDirect. “Our achievements are a testament to the dedication of our incredibly talented team, and we are extremely proud of the impact they are making not only at AppDirect, but across the entire cloud services industry.”
A focal point of AppDirect’s recent growth has been the expansion of its San Francisco headquarters. The company now occupies two floors of the iconic Hartford Building located at 650 California Street, a move that has added almost 11,000 square feet of space to the company’s offices. The centerpiece of the expansion is a newly built grand staircase that connects the two floors. “Our recently expanded office is not only a great place to work and collaborate, but it also reflects who we are as a company,” said Ben Domanico, Design Director at AppDirect and the team lead who oversaw the design of the space. “Our new office highlights what makes our brand so powerful, namely a commitment to superior service, smart innovation, and great design.”
In addition to an expanded San Francisco presence, AppDirect recently opened an office in Munich, Germany. The company’s Munich location enables the team to better serve its existing European partners, such as Deutsche Telekom, as well as forge new partnerships to drive innovation and value in the EMEA region.
Today’s announcement also comes as the company prepares to host its second annual Partner Summit event next week, September 23rd through 25th, in San Francisco. The only industry event to focus exclusively on cloud services, the AppDirect Partner Summit will feature keynotes from industry leaders, such as Ajay Royan, cofounder and managing partner of Mithril Capital, and Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal and former head of VMware, among many others.
A Forbes Most Promising Company for 2014, AppDirect was also recently named a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner. In addition, the company has been recognized as a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Cloud Services Brokerage, has been named to the JMP Securities "Hot 100 Software Companies" list, and has been included in CRN’s list of top 20 cloud software vendors alongside Citrix, Oracle, and Google, among other prestigious accolades.
AppDirect is the leading cloud service marketplace and management company at the forefront of powering the global cloud economy. Its innovative platform powers the marketplaces of trusted companies around the globe—including Samsung, Staples, Deutsche Telekom, FICO, TeliaSonera, Rackspace, Swisscom, Red Hat, Cloud Foundry, and more—and helps connect more than 20 million users in 150+ countries to leading solutions such as Microsoft Office 365, Box, and Google Apps. Founded in 2009, AppDirect is based in San Francisco and has offices in London, Munich, and Montreal.