The expansion, which the company says will be through a combination of organic and inorganic growth, is being funded by a strategic investment from two existing investors: VC firm GGV Capital and partner Salesforce.com.
Appirio works with organizations such as Facebook, NYU, Thomson Reuters and Home Depot to adopt, integrate and extend cloud applications and platforms like Salesforce.com, Google and Workday. This month, Appirio celebrates its five-year anniversary, and the company claims to have moved over 1 million people to the cloud since its inception.
Its first international office was opened in Tokyo, Japan, in late 2008.
One of the company’s high-profile backers, Sequoia Capital, apparently didn’t participate in Appirio’s latest financing round, the size of which was not disclosed by the company.
Appirio accelerates the cloud-powered business, helping enterprises achieve real results from cloud applications and platforms like salesforce.com, Google and Workday. Appirio has worked with more than 500 enterprise customers including organizations like City of Los Angeles, Facebook, Flextronics, Home Depot, International Hotels Group, Japan Post Network, Ltd., L’Oreal, NetApp, NYU, Starbucks, Thomson Reuters and VMware. Appirio’s technology-enabled professional services are supported by a team of nearly 500 cloud experts and CloudSpokes (www.cloudspokes.com), a more than 70,000 person-strong global cloud...
Salesforce is an enterprise cloud computing company that provides business software on a subscription basis. The company is best known for its on-demand Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. Salesforce was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff, and went public in June 2004. Salesforce has been a pioneer in developing enterprise platforms through its innovative AppExchange directory of on-demand applications, and its Force.com “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) API for extending Salesforce.