apttus

  • Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe Chats Candidly About 2016 Exit

    Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe Chats Candidly About 2016 Exit

    In a frank conversation with TechCrunch last week, Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe talked about his company’s exit strategy, which could come to a head in the not-too-distant future. Krappe believes his company is in a good position to IPO or sell — possibly to Salesforce if it’s interested — some time later this year. “We will be IPOing this year. That may be a… Read More

  • Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe Talks Growing Pains And IPO Plans At Dreamforce

    In the midst of the chaos of the Dreamforce conference floor, we interviewed Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe at the company’s booth today. We discussed Apttus’ rapid growth and how he has dealt with the challenges of growing so quickly. Earlier this month, the company landed $108 million in funding. This comes after $41 million raised in February and brings the total investment to… Read More

  • Apttus Enjoys A $108M Round As Business Grows Leaps And Bounds

    Apttus Enjoys A $108M Round As Business Grows Leaps And Bounds

    Just a couple of years ago Apttus, a quote-to-cash SaaS company built on top of Salesforce.com, had a couple of hundred employees. Today it has 900 and projects more than 1,000 by the end of the year. And it’s not hiring all of those bodies for nothing. The company’s year-over-year growth is in the 60 percent range. While not willing to provide an exact figure, it claims to have… Read More

  • Salesforce Ventures Leads $41M Apttus Investment

    Salesforce Ventures Leads $41M Apttus Investment

    Apttus, a company that helps customers manage the second half of the sales cycle involving quotes, contracts, and collecting the money, announced $41M in Series B funding today. The investment was led by Salesforce Ventures, the investment arm of Salesforce.com. It’s worth noting that it’s the largest investment ever in a company that Salesforce wasn’t buying outright… Read More

  • Apttus Raises $37M For Platform That Automates The “Quote To Cash” Process

    Apttus Raises $37M For Platform That Automates The “Quote To Cash” Process

    Apttus has raised $37 million for its platform that automates the “quote to cash” (CQT) process within Salesforce.com. The funding came from K1 Capital, ICONIQ Capital and Salesforce.com. Apttus is a service native to Salesforce.com that helps manage contracts from the time a buyer expresses interest in a product to the actual collection of revenues from the sale. It is designed… Read More