Thoma Bravo buys majority stake in Apttus in unexpected ending

Apttus, a quote-to-cash vendor built on top of the Salesforce platform that looked to be heading toward an IPO in recent years has taken a different tack, instead being acquired by private equity firm

Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities

America’s mayors have spent the past nine months tripping over each other to curry favor with Amazon.com in its high-profile search for a second headquarters. More quietly, however, a similar story

Apttus is putting artificial intelligence to work on contract management

It seems AI and machine learning are quickly becoming a must-have for today’s software. Apttus, the quote-to-cash service is putting AI to work in contract processing in an effort to speed up a

Apttus scores $55M as it closes in on an IPO

Apttus, the unicorn quote-to-cash vendor built on the Salesforce platform, announced a $55 million round, which is likely its final private investment on the way to an IPO. While CEO Kirk Krappe would

Apttus looks to the future with bots and virtual reality

Last year Apttus, which provides pricing, quoting and contract building on the Salesforce platform was growing at a crazy rate. It appeared to be headed to IPO or a Salesforce purchase when it got a

Apttus adds support for Microsoft Dynamics as it tries to expand its market reach beyond Salesforce

Since its earliest days Apttus has always been a Salesforce shop. It’s built on the Salesforce platform and worked exclusively with Salesforce CRM, but that changed today when the company annou

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 

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 w

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

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 le

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://apttus.com/">Apttus</a> has raised $37 million for its platform that automates the "quote to cash" (CQT) process within Salesforce.com. The funding came from K1 Capital