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Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Simplicity over price

When buying cloud services, 50% of small businesses say simple management is valued the most over low price, at 25%.

via USA Today

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Wednesday, March 08th, 2017

SMBs increasing cloud service spending

More small and midsize businesses are looking to deploy more cloud services, as spending on the public cloud increases.

via TechTarget

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Monday, February 27th, 2017

How The Channel Can Sell More Cloud Software To SMBs

Cloud-based software levels the playing field for small and midsize businesses, putting enterprise-grade tools once accessible only to the big boys in their hands. That widens a largely untapped market for cloud software vendors.

via ITBestofBreed

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Friday, February 24th, 2017

Cloud Overwhelms SMBs

Most U.S.-based SMBs want to use more cloud services, but nearly three-quarters are overwhelmed by the choices, according to an AppDirect survey.

via ChannelE2E

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Doyle Report: Channel Foot-Dragging Impedes SMB Adoption of Cloud Services

SMBs want cloud services. To help streamline their operations. To help enter adjacent markets. And to create new revenue streams.

via MSPmentor

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Friday, January 20th, 2017

10 Cloud Predictions For 2017

Tax compliance restrictions, data sovereignty laws and demand for billing in local currencies will drive enterprise buyers to look closer to home for their software in 2017.

via CRN

2016

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Friday, November 18th, 2016

SaaStr Podcast #074: Daniel Saks, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of AppDirect

AppDirect Co-CEO explains the 4-step playbook to expanding distribution

via SaaStr

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Friday, November 11th, 2016

Growth Prospects for 2017

AppDirect makes a platform that helps SaaS companies instantly deploy the technology infrastructure required for building a channel.

via The VAR Guy

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Tuesday, November 08th, 2016

Government and entrepreneurs a marriage made in hell?

Daniel Saks of AppDirect, José Manuel Barroso of Goldman Sachs and Karen Tso of CNBC at WebSummit 2016.

via Web Summit

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Tuesday, November 08th, 2016

‘Innovation premium’ of being in the private markets: Co-CEO

AppDirect Co-CEO, Daniel Saks says overall there’s been a “cooling of the public market”, when discussing the changing landscape for unicorn companies.

via CNBC

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Vodafone debuts SME-focused app marketplace in Italy

SME customers will be able to directly download and manage these apps online through the marketplace, said Vodafone, adding that it’s partnering with cloud service commerce company AppDirect to launch the service.

via TelecomPaper

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Vodafone Launches SME App Store

The marketplace is built on a platform from AppDirect, which already has a catalogue of hundreds of independent software vendors’ apps, which can be activated on a per-country basis according to local conditions and demands.

via Mobile Marketing Magazine

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Monday, October 24th, 2016

Vodafone unveils business apps marketplace

Vodafone has launched a marketplace for business apps, with a focus on SMEs, in partnership with AppDirect.

via European Communications

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Art of the Sale: How to Demo and Sell Cloud Software

Ask the right questions to understand customer pain points then craft a sales presentation to demo your cloud solution and close the deal

via Talkin' Cloud

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Thursday, October 06th, 2016

The Doyle Report: Momentum Building Around New Channel Vision Advanced by AppDirect and Others

AppDirect ENGAGE ends with new deals and new energy<br /> 

via Talkin' Cloud

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Monday, October 03rd, 2016

Distribution Becomes Programmable

Thanks to APIs in the age of the cloud, just about everything, including infrastructure, is programmable. It only makes sense that the services a distributor provides to the channel should be made available in a similar manner.

via Channel Insider

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Monday, October 03rd, 2016

WaaS Competitive Fight Comes to Head in Channel

ANALYSIS: No matter how the battle in the workspace-as-a-service arena plays out, there is a wealth of WaaS options. The channel needs to figure out how to add value.

via Channel Insider

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Friday, September 30th, 2016

IT Security Opportunities: From Cloud to Analytics

IT security opportunities continue to proliferate for managed service providers and others in the channel as new tools and processes are developed to address new challenges.

via Channel Insider

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

5 Channel Partner Updates: 28 September 2016

Cloud Management Tools: AppDirect’s platform now features the Cloud Monetization Suite and Cloud Management Suite

via ChannelE2E

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

AppDirect to sell cloud services in Japan via SoftBank C&S

Cloud service commerce company AppDirect has partnered with ICT services provider SoftBank Commerce and Service (C&amp;S).

via telecompaper

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

AppDirect Unifies Cloud Service Commerce Platform

AppDirect on Tuesday announced a more unified and expanded cloud service platform that includes new capabilities in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) andmobile, and includes a new product called MyApps Mobile.

via Channel Partners Online

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

AppDirect will leverage on SoftBank’s network in Japan to sell cloud services

SoftBank C&amp;S and AppDirect will continue working together to bring many additional services to the SoftBank C&amp;S marketplace

via techseen

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

AppDirect Integrates Cloud Commerce Capabilities Into Comprehensive Platform

AppDirect at its Engage conference Tuesday unveiled the integration of several of its cloud commerce solutions into a comprehensive platform the channel can use to distribute and manage cloud-based software.

via CRN

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

AppDirect & SoftBank launch new portal for cloud resellers in Japan

AppDirect and SoftBank will be embarking on a journey that will see Japanese resellers able to sell cloud services through a dedicated portal.

via Enterprise Channel Asia

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Saturday, September 24th, 2016

The Doyle Report: AppDirect Is Helping to Define the New Cloud Channel with Its Commerce Platform an

In advance of AppDirect ENGAGE, I reached out to AppDirect co-founder and co-CEO Daniel Saks for insights on his company, the channel and the cloud market as a whole. Here's what he had to say.

via The VAR Guy

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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

4 Ways to Crack the Code for SaaS Sales

AppDirect President and Co-CEO Daniel Saks discusses four key methods for selling SaaS.

via Entrepreneur.com

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Monday, June 27th, 2016

Exclusive Interview: Lissa Franklin, Head of Marketing for AppCarousel, talks with Telematics News

Lissa Franklin is head of market development at AppCarousel, a leader in end-to-end app management, monetization and cloud service platforms for the connected car, fleet, and Internet of Things (IoT) industries.

via Telematics News

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Friday, April 15th, 2016

AppDirect offers Google Apps for Work to CSPs, VARs and MSPs

AppDirect has announced the availability of Google Apps for Work in its AppDirect cloud services catalogue.

via ChannelBiz

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Friday, April 15th, 2016

Google Moves Closer to Channel via AppDirect

To gain ground in productivity apps in the cloud, Google is relying more on the channel. Google Apps for Work is now available in the AppDirect catalog.

via Channel Insider

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Friday, April 15th, 2016

Google Apps Get Direct

This week AppDirect announced the addition of Google Apps for Work to its catalog.

via Channel Partners Online

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

5 Channel Partner Updates

AppDirect has launched Google Apps for Work in the AppDirect catalog.

via CHANNELe2e

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Monday, April 11th, 2016

AppDirect Adds Google Apps for Work to Its Growing Cloud Services Catalogue

AppDirect, one of the leading cloud service marketplaces and management platforms, has added Google Apps for Work to its growing cloud services catalog.

via Talkin' Cloud

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Monday, April 11th, 2016

AppDirect Adds Google Apps for Work to Its Growing Cloud Services Catalogue

AppDirect, one of the leading cloud service marketplaces and management platforms, has added Google Apps for Work to its growing cloud services catalog.

via The VAR Guy

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Monday, March 28th, 2016

GoDaddy Hits AppDirect For Office 365 Domain Offerings

GoDaddy announced that it is now live on AppDirect so small businesses can add custom domain names when purchasing Office 365 in AppDirect-powered marketplaces.

via WebProNews

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Monday, March 28th, 2016

BRIEF-GoDaddy says live on AppDirect, to allow customers to add domain name to Office 365

Godaddy Inc says is now live on AppDirect network of marketplaces

via Reuters

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Monday, March 28th, 2016

AppDirect Acquires Hosted Enterprise Search Service

As part of an effort to move beyond simply being a mechanism for more efficiently procuring cloud services, AppDirect has announced the acquisition of Xendo, a provider of hosted enterprise search services.

via IT Business Edge

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

AppDirect Buys Enterprise Search Startup Xendo, Plans Deep Integration

AppDirect was first a customer of Xendo, a hosted unified search service, and then a partner.

via CRN

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

VC-backed AppDirect makes Xendo its sixth strategic acquisition

AppDirect, a cloud service commerce platform, has bought Xendo, a San Francisco-based provider of hosted enterprise search solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

via PE Hub Canada

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

AppDirect Acquires Enterprise Search Specialist Xendo

Through this acquisition, AppDirect will offer Xendo as a stand-alone app in the AppDirect Network for partners to sell to their business customers.

via eWeek

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

AppDirect buys Xendo to expand intelligent search for cloud apps

App marketplace vendor AppDirect has acquired Xendo, a two-year-old startup behind a hosted enterprise search product. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

via ZDNet

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

AppDirect Buys Xendo, Adds Search Option Across Users’ Cloud Apps

In a move aimed at making life simpler for Web-based software subscribers, AppDirect is buying San Francisco startup Xendo, which allows app users to search through all their online programs at once for the files or facts they need.

via Xconomy

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

AppDirect makes cross-cloud search vendor Xendo its sixth acquisition

AppDirect, a company that helps customers manage multiple cloud vendors, announced today it was buying former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant Xendo for an undisclosed amount.

via TechCrunch

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Tuesday, March 08th, 2016

4 Lessons Every Business Leader Can Learn From Star Wars

The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: How do you keep your team motivated? is written by ‎Daniel Saks, co-CEO and co-founder of AppDirect.

via Fortune

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Software Startup AppDirect Seeks Europe M&A After Raising Funds

AppDirect Inc., the startup that helps software makers sell their products on the Internet, is looking to make its first acquisition in Europe to expand in its biggest sales region.

via Bloomberg Business

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Friday, February 05th, 2016

AppDirect Acquires Tech Support Specialist Radialpoint

Through the acquisition, Radialpoint’s executive team and all 80 employees will join AppDirect and the company will maintain its offices in Montreal.

via eWeek

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Thursday, February 04th, 2016

The Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2016

Employees would most recommend Zerto, FusionOps, Google, OutSystems, AppDirect, Sumo Logic, Cloudera, HyTrust, Tableau Software and Domo to their friends looking for a cloud computing company to work for in 2016.

via Forbes

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect Buys Radialpoint, Adds IT Support To Its App Marketplaces

AppDirect, which operates marketplaces for the sale of subscriptions to Web-based software, is acquiring technical support provider Radialpoint, which helps businesses work out the bugs once they’ve purchased new apps.

via Xconomy

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect Adds Tech Support With Radialpoint Acquisition

AppDirect Inc., which lets corporate customers create online stores for cloud apps and services, has acquired Radialpoint Safecare Inc. to bolster its technical support services.

via Dow Jones VentureWire

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect acquires Radialpoint. Because . . . support

AppDirect has been on a real tear signing up customers with aplomb for its application marketplace platform. Today's acquisition sees it add the all-important service element.

via Computerworld

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect Acquires Canadian IT Services Provider Radialpoint

Cloud marketplace vendor AppDirect revealed Wednesday its acquisition of Radialpoint, a Canadian IT services provider.

via CRN

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect Acquires Montreal's Radialpoint

AppDirect has acquired Montreal's Radialpoint, a provider of cloud and technical support services for small businesses and consumers.

via TechVibes

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

Montreal-Based Radialpoint Becomes AppDirect's Fifth Acquisition

AppDirect, a San Francisco-based cloud service commerce platform, announced that it has acquired Montreal-based Radialpoint.

via BetaKit

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect Acquires Tech Support Platform Radialpoint

AppDirect, the well-funded marketplace for selling cloud services, today announced that it has acquired the Montreal-based tech support company Radialpoint.

via TechCrunch

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect acquires TA Associates-backed Radialpoint

San Francisco-based AppDirect has acquired Radialpoint, a Canadian tech support provider that has been backed for nearly eight years by U.S. private equity firm TA Associates.

via PE Hub Canada

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Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016

AppDirect adds technical support services to its SaaS app store offering with acquisition of Radialpoint

AppDirect, a cloud-based marketplace featuring hundreds of software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, has acquired Radialpoint, a cloud and technical support service provider for small businesses.

via VentureBeat

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Microsoft CSP Partner AppDirect Buys Radialpoint

AppDirect, one of the major players in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) ecosystem, on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Radialpoint, a provider of cloud and technical support services for small businesses and consumers.

via Redmond Channel Partner

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Sunday, January 10th, 2016

The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2015

It's been a banner year in which the San Francisco-based SaaS marketplace developer added a reseller program, acquired another online SaaS store, and struck a technology partnership with Microsoft.

via CRN

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Wednesday, January 06th, 2016

No App Is an Island Anymore

ANALYSIS: The next killer app isn’t an app at all—but an ecosystem of software. Here is some insight as to why that is the case.

via Channel Insider

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Wednesday, January 06th, 2016

Wacom to Open App Store with Help from AppDirect

Half the battle when it comes to first building and then maintaining a platform is making sure there is enough software available to run on it.

via IT Business Edge

2015

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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The 20 best unicorn startups to work for, according to their employees

2015 was clearly the year of the unicorn: startups that raised boatloads of venture capital money and were valued by their investors at over $1 billion.

via Business Insider

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Monday, December 21st, 2015

The Daily Brief: Interview with AppDirect Co-CEO Daniel Saks (Part 2)

Pamela Ritchie sits down with a unicorn - Daniel Saks, Co-CEO of AppDirect - to discuss tech valuations, bubbles, and operating in Canada versus Silicon Valley.

via Bloomberg TV Canada

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Monday, December 21st, 2015

The Daily Brief: Interview with AppDirect Co-CEO Daniel Saks (Part 1)

Pamela Ritchie sits down with a unicorn - Daniel Saks, Co-CEO of AppDirect - to discuss tech valuations, bubbles, and operating in Canada versus Silicon Valley.

via Bloomberg TV Canada

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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2015

It's been a banner year in which the San Francisco-based SaaS marketplace developer added a reseller program, acquired another online SaaS store, and struck a technology partnership with Microsoft.

via CRN

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Sunday, December 06th, 2015

The One Thing a Company Should Never Stop Doing

The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: What’s the best way to keep your company successful? is written by Daniel Saks, co-CEO and co-founder of AppDirect.

via Fortune

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Friday, October 09th, 2015

Sell SaaS, They Said … It Will Be Easy, They Said

It has never been easier for customers to buy software. A couple of clicks or taps, depending on your device of choice, and you can be up and running with even the most sophisticated enterprise business applications.

via TechCrunch

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

SF-based AppDirect raises $140 million to 'hire aggressively,' boost global business

AppDirect, a San Francisco-based cloud commerce company, said it has raised $140 million in a round led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management (NYSE: JPM), with participation from its existing investors including Foundry Group, Peter Thiel's Mithril Capital Management and others.

via San Francisco Business Times

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

Investors pour another $140 million into a 'middleman for the cloud'

AppDirect, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $140 million in a round led by a fund advised by JPMorgan Chase.

via Business Insider

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

AppDirect raises $140 mln in latest funding

AppDirect, which helps developers and businesses create, use and sell apps, said it raised $140 million in a funding round led by an investment fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, valuing the company at $1.04 billion.

via Reuters

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

AppDirect Raises $110 Million at $1 Billion Valuation

AppDirect Inc., which helps software makers sell their products on the Internet, raised $110 million in a funding round led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and existing investors at a valuation of $1 billion.

via Bloomberg

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

AppDirect raises $140M to grow its SaaS app store for enterprises globally

AppDirect, a cloud-based marketplace featuring hundreds of software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, has closed a whopping $140 million Series E round, led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management with participation from all existing investors, including Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, Mithril Capital Management, StarVest Partners, and Stingray Digital.

via VentureBeat

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

AppDirect rings the cash register -- $140 million funding

AppDirect has a pretty simple proposition. The way they see it, more and more organizations are going to have to work out how they can deliver some kind of application marketplace.

via ComputerWorld

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

AppDirect, Cloud Software Provider, Raises $140 Million

Amid open speculation about when the party in Silicon Valley will end, the cloud software provider AppDirect is intent on showing that it can still raise money — and a lot of it. The company, 

via New York Times

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

J.P. Morgan leads a huge investment in this hot cloud startup

J.P. Morgan’s investment arm, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, led a whopping $140 million funding round in the cloud startup, AppDirect, the company said on Wednesday. With the funding, AppDirect is now valued at a little over $1 billion, earning it a spot on Fortune’s list of so-called unicorn startups.

via Fortune

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

AppDirect Lands $110 Million at More Than $1 Billion Valuation

AppDirect Inc., which develops online stores for business software applications, has vaulted into the club of venture-backed companies valued at $1 billion or more. The private equity arm of J.P.Morgan Chase Co.JPM -0.23% invested $100 million in the San Francisco company’s $110 million Series E round, giving AppDirect a post-money valuation of $1.04 billion.

via Wall Street Journal

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Wednesday, October 07th, 2015

Enterprise SaaS Marketplace AppDirect Raises $140M Series E Round Led By J.P. Morgan

AppDirect makes it easier for enterprises to buy cloud services from the likes of Box, Google, Symantec and others (and serves as a kind of referral service for these businesses). The company today announced that it has raised a $140 million funding round led by J.P. Morgan.

via TechCrunch

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Monday, September 28th, 2015

AppDirect Acquires App Management Specialist AppCarousel

AppDirect also plans to bring on board all of AppCarousel’s employees, and the company will continue to operate as a subsidiary of AppDirect.

via eWeek

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

AppDirect’s 4th Acquisition Brings IoT Scope To App Marketplace Maker

AppDirect, a growing San Francisco company that organizes marketplaces for Web-based software, said today it’s acquiring AppCarousel, which helps companies create app stores for connected cars, smartphones, and other elements of the Internet of Things.

via Xconomy

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

AppCarousel Acquired by San Francisco-Based AppDirect

AppCarousel, a Calgary-based app management platform for connected cars, smartphones, smart screens, and tablets, as well as other connected devices, has been acquired by AppDirect, a company focused on cloud service commerce.

via BetaKit

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

AppDirect invests in ‘connectivity’ with acquisition of AppCarousel

AppDirect, the San Francisco-based online app marketplace founded by two young Canadian entrepreneurs, is making its fourth acquisition in six years as it moves to boost its presence in the growing “Internet of Things” space.

via The Globe and Mail

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

AppDirect Buys AppCarousel, Consolidating App Store Platforms

AppDirect revealed Thursday that it has purchased AppCarousel -- a deal that consolidates two popular platforms for building online Software-as-a-Service marketplaces.

via CRN

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

AppDirect acquires AppCarousel to deliver apps everywhere

This deal makes sense. AppDirect rightly points out that the way app stores will work in the future is different to how they will work today — already we have seen a number of use cases of app stores being delivered in home appliances and automobiles, this acquisition helps AppDirect meet that market need.

via Computerworld

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Sunday, September 20th, 2015

The lesson every entrepreneur still needs to learn from the Great Recession

The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What do you look for in the ideal business partner?” is by Daniel Saks, co-CEO and co-founder of AppDirect.

via Fortune

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

How This Startup Went From Slow Initial Launch to $750 Million Enterprise

Like many startups, AppDirect had an anemic first launch. But they figured out how to bounce back with a vengeance. Here's how they did it.

via Inc

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Spark Digital launches NZ business apps through US-based cloud partnership

“Working with AppDirect has allowed us to offer the first fully integrated SaaS marketplace in New Zealand."

via Computerworld New Zealand

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

10 San Francisco Companies That Are Growing Like Crazy

San Francisco is teeming with programmers, designers, and innovative thinkers. So it's little wonder the Bay Area is also home to so many fast-growing Inc. 5000 companies… Here are this year's shining stars of the Golden Gate City.

via Inc.

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Monday, August 10th, 2015

AppDirect expands into Asia-Pacific region

Cloud commerce company, AppDirect, has announced plans to grow its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

via ARN

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Wednesday, August 05th, 2015

AppDirect enables marketplace monetization, because it's all about the cash

It's one thing to create a marketplace for companies to sell their products. It's another to enable the monetization of those products. AppDirect is delivering both.

via Computerworld

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Wednesday, August 05th, 2015

Bridging the Gap between ISVs and the Channel

AppDirect launched of a Monetization Suite of services aimed at ISVs looking to sell application software via the channel.

via Talkin' Cloud

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Wednesday, August 05th, 2015

AppDirect’s new suite of tools lets developers better monetize their apps

Among the first partners to use the Monetization Suite are Zendesk, CakeMail, UnifiedInbox, and AODocs.

via VentureBeat

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Spark Digital launches NZ’s first fully integrated SaaS marketplace

Spark Digital has launched the first fully integrated Software-as-a Service (SaaS) marketplace in New Zealand. Spark Digital Apps allows businesses to buy and manage a range of software from leading software providers, all using a single log-in and on one bill. Spark Digital worked with Silicon Valley based AppDirect to build the app marketplace.

via CIO

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Rise of SaaS prompts Spark Digital NZ business app launch

Spark Digital has launched the first fully integrated app marketplace for business in New Zealand, designed to allow organizations to find, buy, manage and use business applications with Spark Digital Apps. Spark Digital has partnered with Silicon Valley based AppDirect to build the app marketplace and it is available from today.

via Computerworld

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Collision is the anti-CES. Thank goodness for that

Welcome to the anti-CES. Nearly 1,000 start-ups from 89 countries are shoe-horned at tables resembling lemonade stands under a big white tent. Daniel Saks, CEO of cloud-based start-up App Direct, called the two-day show "an intersection of hardware, consumers and enterprise."

via USA Today

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

AppDirect Announces New Hiring and Partnerships to Support European Expansion

AppDirect expands its presence in Europe with new offices, 300% team growth, a new general manager, and continued adoption of its cloud service commerce platform and ecosystem throughout the region.

via Web Host Industry Review

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

How Telstra Wants to Own Cloud Software Sales

CRN Australia covers the new Telstra Apps Marketplace, powered by AppDirect, highlighting key improvements from Telstra's previous T-Suite marketplace. Through AppDirect's cloud service commerce technology and services, Telstra has enhanced the experience for customers and partners with capabilities such as fast on-boarding of new applications, single-sign-on from one location, and more.  

via CRN

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The 4 Moves for Maintaining Transparency During Fast Growth

AppDirect president and co-CEO, Daniel Saks, provides insights into how AppDirect maintains transparency across all aspects of the business as it grows and scales quickly. 

via Inc.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

GoDaddy: Distributors can avoid the heavy lifting on Office 365

Steven Aldrich, SVP at GoDaddy, spoke with Channelnomics about the ability to provision and distribute Microsoft Office 365 directly to customers with AppDirect Express.

via Channelnomics

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

AppDirect Enables Solution Providers To Sell Office 365 From Self-Branded Online Marketplaces

AppDirect announced the Express program that allows cloud service distributors to easily sell Microsoft Office 365 directly to customers. The program was announced at the Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit in Bellevue, Washington.

via CRN

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

AppDirect Helps Channel Monetize Microsoft Office 365

AppDirect rolled out its Express program for Microsoft CSPs at today's Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit. AppDirect Co-CEO Daniel Saks spoke to Mike Vizard of Talkin' Cloud about the new program and how it automates the selling process around Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services.

via Talkin' Cloud

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

AppDirect Is Hiring After Closing a $50 Million Financing

Brad Feld, a managing director at Foundry Group, explains why he and the venture capital firm chose to invest in AppDirect. He describes AppDirect's rapid growth and how the company's strong core values have driven it toward success.

via FeldThoughts

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

AppDirect Raises $50 Million in Series D Funding Round

AppDirect has raised $50 million in Series D funding to continue growth and drive further innovation. The company has built a platform for service providers to offer cloud applications to their business customers. In turn, developers that are selling software gain an efficient and effective way to distribute their product. 

via eWeek

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

AppDirect lands $50 million to put “on-demand” into cloud services

With revenue doubling over the past year, AppDirect has raised $50 million in Series D funding lead by Mithril Capital Management and supported by Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, and StarVest Partners.

via SiliconANGLE

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Tech Company with Canadian Roots Raises $50 Million from Peter Thiel

Mithril Capital Management leads AppDirect's fourth round of funding at $50 million. AppDirect's co-founders, both from Canada, started the company in San Francisco in 2009 and are expecting to employ over 300 people by the end of 2015, including growing the team at its new Montreal office.

via The Globe and Mail

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Cloud Software Start-Up AppDirect Raises $50 Million

AppDirect, the San Francisco-based startup that helps businesses find, buy, and use cloud-based software through trusted service providers, has raised $50 million in new funding. The Series D round was led by Mithril Capital Management, whose co-founders, Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan, invested in AppDirect on the basis of high-quality growth and expanded product capabilities.

via The New York Times

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Peter Thiel’s Mithril Leads a $50M Round For AppDirect and Its Cloud-Based App Marketplace

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Mithril Capital Management and pioneer of cloud services, leads the $50 million Series D funding round for AppDirect. AppDirect is changing how companies interact with cloud services by developing a platform that allows service providers to distribute third-party enterprise cloud applications.

via TechCrunch

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Mithril, Doubling Down, Leads $50 Million Investment in AppDirect

In a funding round lead by Mithril Capital Managment, AppDirect has doubled its valuation since its last round of funding in April 2014. The company helps businesses find, buy, and use cloud software, while also enabling develpers to distribute and sell cloud services, is now valued at $600 million. 

via Reuters

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Startup AppDirect Raises $50 Million at $600 Million Valuation

AppDirect, the startup that provides a cloud service commerce platform for large service providers like AT&amp;T, Samsung, and Rackspace, has raised $50 million in funding in a Series D round led by Mithril Capital Management. The company is now valued at $600 million and plans to grow to more than 300 employees by the end of 2015.

via Bloomberg Business

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Wednesday, February 04th, 2015

TC 100 Profile: AppDirect Spearheads Cloud Service Commerce With Two CEOs

The 2014 Talkin' Cloud 100 highlights the story of how AppDirect's co-founders started the company, raised over $60 million in venture capital, and have transformed the cloud service commerce space. 

via Talkin' Cloud

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Wednesday, February 04th, 2015

Looking for a Cloud Computing Job? Here are the Best Companies and CEOs to Work for in the Industry

AppDirect is listed among the most desirable cloud computing companies to work for, according to data compiled from Glassdoor. 

via Web Host Industry Review

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

AppDirect's Momentum Travels by Cloud

AppDirect's Co-CEO Daniel Saks spoke with Zillion Media editor Karin Mulders about AppDirect’s global growth, impressive momentum and its recent recognition as a Red Herring 100 Global company. AppDirect is bringing cloud commerce services to every corner of the globe.

via Zillion Media

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Monday, January 05th, 2015

Faster, Cheaper, Younger: Meet 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology

AppDirect founders Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais were named to this year’s Forbes 30 under 30. The annual list recognizes 600 young game changers, movers and makers in 20 categories from over 10,000 nominees. Daniel and Nicolas started AppDirect in 2009 out of a San Francisco apartment at the age of 23. Five years later, AppDirect now reaches millions of business users around the world, helping  them find, buy, use and manage cloud software.

via Forbes

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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

2014 MSPmentor 250: Top People in Managed Services

AppDirect Co-Founder Daniel Saks was named to the 2014 MSPmentor 250 list of top managed service providers. Saks and co-CEO Nicolas Desmarais founded AppDirect in 2009 and are rapidly transforming the cloud service commerce experience for businesses across the globe.

via MSPmentor

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

AppDirect Adds Data­ Visualization Capabilities With the Purchase of Leftronic

In its Post-Merger IQ report, 451 Research reviewed AppDirect's acquisition of Leftronic, a leading provider of real-time business and data analytics dashboards. The analyst firm noted that the acquisition was a good fit, highlighting Leftronic's data visualization and monitoring experience and the value for AppDirect's platform management capabilities and user base.

via 451 Research

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Monday, December 08th, 2014

Top 100 Winners: North America

This year, AppDirect was named a Red Herring Top 100 company in North America. AppDirect Co-CEO Daniel Saks spoke to Red Herring about the company’s vision, business model and momentum for the publication's year-end, special edition.

via Red Herring

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Thursday, December 04th, 2014

Telcos Tap Into Cloud Platforms

Telcos are continuing to turn to cloud service marketplaces for direct channels to sell software to enterprises. With its recent launch of the new Telstra Apps Marketplace, Light Reading profiles AppDirect as an emerging leader. Through its cloud service commerce platform and ecosystem, AppDirect manages every aspect of cloud service delivery and distribution and can help organizations launch marketplaces in a matter of weeks.

via Light Reading

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Wednesday, December 03rd, 2014

AppDirect Intros Centralized Cloud Reseller Management Platform

AppDirect unveiled its new Reseller Management Service at Cloud Channel Summit today, leveling the channel playing field through streamlined, automated functionality that makes it easy to transition to cloud sales. As co-CEO Daniel Saks told Channel Insider,” "For a lot of these companies, creating the infrastructure needed to support channel partners requires a huge development effort. We're trying to level the channel playing field for our vendor partners."

via Channel Insider

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Wednesday, December 03rd, 2014

AppDirect Releases Reseller Management Service

AppDirect debuted its new Reseller Management Service for distributors and resellers of cloud services.  As an extension to its cloud service commerce platform, the company is offering an automated way of delivering apps to customers from a central location.  This streamlines onboarding, sales and customer management and eliminates manual process overhead – no phone calls, data entry, emailing spreadsheets. The solution also eliminates multiple admin portals – there are no multiple license keys to provision, activate, manage, or cancel.

via Channel Partners

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Wednesday, December 03rd, 2014

AppDirect Reveals New Reseller Management Service At Cloud Channel Summit

AppDirect has introduced its new Reseller Management Service. The cloud-based solution responds to the transformation taking place in the market as the channel moves to the cloud. As co-CEO Daniel Saks explains to CRN, "Historically, our business was focused on making it easy to find and use apps from a trusted adviser. Today's announcement enables us to unlock the resale networks of our big partners, making it really easy for a distributor to enable their reseller community to thrive.”

via CRN

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

AppDirect Looks to Provide Visibility into Cloud Usage

AppDirect and Leftronic have joined forces to drive more visibility across app usage.  Leftronic brings leading real-time analytics software that helps companies create dashboards and monitor their data.  Now anyone using and managing apps in the AppDirect network, can take advantage of these easy to use, effective data tools. Leftronic will continue to offer its products as a standalone service.

via IT Business Edge

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Monday, November 10th, 2014

AppDirect Acquires Data Visualization Company Leftronic

AppDirect has acquired four-year-old data visualization company, Leftronic, which specializes in custom real-time dashboards that businesses can use to monitor data. Leftronic is offering TechCrunch readers a free tablet and HDTV for new customers that purchase a qualifying dashboard plan.

via TechCrunch

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Monday, November 10th, 2014

AppDirect Buys Business Analytics Platform Leftronic

AppDirect has purchased Data and Business Analytics provider Leftronic, expanding the data management and visualization capabilities of its monetization and management platform.  The acquisition delivers benefits for both AppDirect and Leftronic customers. AppDirect marketplace providers will be able to quickly access, view and track business performance across their apps and make data available to their teams. Leftronic can expand its reach and deliver new features for its customers.

via VatorNews

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Monday, November 10th, 2014

AppDirect Acquires Leftronic, a Y Combinator Alum That Shows App Performance on the Big Screen

AppDirect has acquired Y Combinator company Leftronic, a leading provider of real-time business data and analytics dashboards.  This will deliver fast access to business data for AppDirect’s network of app marketplaces, giving customers a 360-degree view of what’s going on across their business through customized dashboards. Leftronic will continue to operate independently, delivering benefits for its customer base and growing its brand.

via The New Stack

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Friday, October 31st, 2014

Telstra Taps AppDirect For Cloud Marketplace

Telstra selects AppDirect to power its new marketplace. AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks discusses his company's monetization and management platform, highlighting benefits for both service providers and ISVs.

via Business Cloud News

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

It's Take Two for Telstra's New App Store

Telstra selects AppDirect to power its new Telstra Apps Marketplace and launches its  'next generation of apps.'   Box and DocuSign are the first two apps available. More apps and benefits to come as Telstra works with AppDirect to deliver new convenience and innovation. 

via The Australian Business Review

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Bay Area's 20 Fastest-Growing Private Tech Companies

AppDirect is featured again this month in the San Francisco Business Times' coverage of the 20 fastest-growing private tech companies in the Bay Area. Co-CEOs Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais started the company in 2009 to provide businesses easy access to cloud apps and now supply apps to over 20 million companies.

via San Francisco Business Times

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Telstra opens Apps Marketplace

Telstra, the largest telecommunications and information services company in Australia, has launched its new Telstra Apps Marketplace. AppDirect is providing an end-to-end cloud commerce service solution for Telstra, enabling the telco to become the one-stop shop for millions of Australia’s small business customers to find, buy and manage business apps.

via ARN

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

AppDirect Helps the Little Guys Compete

Five years after founding AppDirect, Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais have continued to drive impressive growth for the cloud service commerce company. AppDirect has become a global leader in its market, making it incredibly easy for businesses to find, buy, use and manage cloud services from a single location.

via San Francisco Business Times

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

AppDirect and INetU Latest Sponsors of the Cloud Channel Summit, December 3 in San Diego

AppDirect is returning to sponsor and speak at the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego.

via THINKstrategies

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Monday, October 13th, 2014

Red Hat Opens App Store in the Cloud to Third-Parties

AppDirect is powering Red Hat’s OpenShift Marketplace and enabling Red Hat to include third-party applications built on top of its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment. Solution providers are turning to AppDirect to launch their app stores, simplifying the process for launching cloud marketplaces.

via Talkin' Cloud

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Monday, October 13th, 2014

Red Hat Picks AppDirect to Run its Developer Marketplace

Cloud marketplaces are a no-brainer and platform vendors without app marketplaces are turning to AppDirect to do the heavy lifting needed to create vibrant ecosystems, increase the stickiness of their own platforms and create new revenue streams.  Red Hat joins this list - AppDirect is now powering Red Hat’s OpenShift Marketplace, enabling developers to buy add-on services and extend their applications from within OpenShift.

via Forbes

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

AppDirect Lays Platform for Global HCM Company App Marketplace

AppDirect and ADP have joined forces to launch the first one-stop cloud destination to find, buy, manage and use human capital management (HCM) services. Employers across the globe can now simplify, automate and improve daily work flow through the ability to work from one platform and integrate services that support different tasks into one work stream.

via SMB Nation

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Wednesday, October 08th, 2014

ADP Launches ADP Marketplace for HCM Solutions

ADP, a pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions serving more than 610,000 clients in 100 countries, has selected AppDirect to power its new ADP Marketplace. As the industry’s first cloud services marketplace for HR and workforce management, companies of all business types and sizes can now easily and securely access the applications needed for their workplace operations.

via Accounting Today

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

AppDirect Goes Back Home

By opening an office of their company AppDirect in their hometown, Montreal, Nicolas Desmarais and Daniel Saks normally would have known what to expect. Yet the results were very different from their expectations. Much better, in fact. [Translated from French with Google Translate.]

via La Presse

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Monday, September 29th, 2014

Enterprise App Marketplaces Respond To Pain Points In Corporate IT

Enterprise application marketplaces have grown significantly in number and stature in recent years… There is even an industry emerging for building and maintaining such marketplaces. Many, including the Samsung KNOX marketplace, are assembled and operated by the five-year old startup AppDirect. Twenty million businesses are now reached via AppDirect’s overall network and users are growing by 30% per month.

via TechCrunch

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Wednesday, July 09th, 2014

AppDirect Wants To Be The Facebook For Business

AppDirect was created five years ago to enable the burgeoning app ecosystem for business.  In fact, now many of the world’s most popular app stores are assembled and operated by AppDirect. Today the company provides app distribution services to over 20 million businesses around the world, up from just 12 million a year and a half ago.

via Forbes

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Friday, June 27th, 2014

AppDirect Introduces Mobile Capabilities To Its Digital Marketplaces

AppDirect Thursday said it is extending that marketplace and management platform to mobile devices. “What we’ve done with our mobile capability makes businesses of all sizes able to buy the apps they want, and essentially an IT administrator can provide access to these apps across any device,” [company co-CEO Daniel] Saks said.

via CRN

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The AppDirect Platform Has Gone Mobile

[AppDirect] works with channel partners, such as large telecommunications companies, hosting providers and retailers, including Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Rackspace and Staples. It then white labels app stores for them to offer apps to their business customers. Previously those apps were only accessible via the Web, but now those capabilities are also being extended to mobile devices, it was announced on Thursday.

via VatorNews

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

AppDirect Offers Consistent Mobile/Web Marketplace Platform

AppDirect has amassed significant traction, not surprisingly given the fact that no one’s core business is the plumbing behind the creation of an application marketplace – in an effort to quickly stand up a customer facing app store, getting the infrastructure provided by a third party makes total sense.

via Forbes

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In Boost to Startup Ecosystem, Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais Return AppDirect to Montreal

Fresh off of raising a $35 million round from Mithril and Peter Thiel, as well as iNovia Capital, and the Foundry Group, AppDirect is a marketplace for cloud service and software providers that aims to make it easy for business to buy and manage their cloud services. They have reached about 20 million businesses spread over 150 countries. Their success has led to Forbes naming them one of the most promising companies for 2014. Now they’re coming back to Montreal, a city where they first got their startup instincts.

via TechVibes

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

AppDirect’s app store for enterprise grabs $35M to grow, grow, grow

Installing software-as-a-service enterprise apps may never get as simple as installing an app on your personal smartphone, but it’s getting closer. $35 million closer, in fact. AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace that aggregates hundreds of SaaS apps into a single platform that can be sold by independent consultants around the globe, announced this morning that it has raised $35 million led by Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital.

via VentureBeat

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

AppDirect Raises $35 Million From Mithril To Grow Its Enterprise Cloud Marketplace

AppDirect raised $35 million in a fresh round of financing for its service selling a white-label marketplace for business applications in the cloud. Led by Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital, the new financing will be used to expand the company’s international presence and continue its product development.

via TechCrunch

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Startup Powering App Stores For Comcast And Samsung Raises $35 Million

[M]any of [leading] app stores are assembled and operated by the same startup, five-year-old AppDirect . And while you’ve probably never heard of AppDirect, investors have: the company just raised $35 million in a Series C round led by Mithril Capital Management, Peter Thiel’s growth stage investment firm.

via Forbes

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

Silicon Valley’s AppDirect Opens Montreal Office

Silicon Valley-based startup AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace company dedicated to connecting businesses, brands, and developers through a global network of partner marketplaces, has opened a Montreal office.

via BetaKit

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Monday, March 10th, 2014

To attract enterprise clients, be a culture chameleon

While startup companies tend to foster a laid-back, jeans and t-shirt culture, snagging Fortune 500 clients means donning a suit and leaving the hacky sack at home. For cloud services marketplace and management company AppDirect, that chameleon approach has turned an apartment-based business founded in 2009 into a global team of over 120 employees.

via Examiner.com

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Samsung introduces KNOX 2.0, brings app marketplace to enterprises

Samsung added a new service called KNOX marketplace to its KNOX entreprise-oriented service… The Korean company enlisted white-label cloud service specialist AppDirect to provide with the service, an easy win for Samsung but that also means that others are likely to emulate it. Note that there's just under 150 apps available.

via TechRadar

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Samsung Introduces KNOX Marketplace, An Enterprise App Store Powered By AppDirect

Samsung is making a big push with its enterprise market appeal today, thanks to the introduction of the new Samsung KNOX Marketplace. This is a special mobile-focused digital software storefront that offers up business apps, IT provisioning and tools for tech managers working within large organizations. Samsung and partner AppDirect, which powers the marketplace, are aiming to give companies fielding BYOD trends a way to keep their data secure.

via TechCrunch

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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Suits, Ties, and Smashed Startup Stereotypes Rule the Day at AppDirect

While neighboring Silicon Valley’s tech ventures are famous for less-than-buttoned-up cultures complete with parties, puppies, and a paucity of corporate formality, AppDirect’s potential customer base ranged from Fortune 500 bigwigs to indie enterprises. How to play to both and still attract talented staff as they grew their business?

via Fast Company

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Tuesday, January 07th, 2014

Why your SaaS strategy should include an internal app store in 2014

Last month, one of the cloud services management and brokerage technology vendors released some research suggesting that almost all of the biggest Fortune 500-type companies are involved in building out application marketplaces: approximately one-fifth of them are emphasizing this approach as a strategic way to deploy services for their employees or customers, according to the data collected by AppDirect.

via ZDNet

2013

Friday, December 27th, 2013

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

The decision to co-found a business may be a big one, but for us, it wasn't difficult. When we launched our cloud-service marketplace AppDirect, four years ago, there was no question in our minds that we would take this journey as a team. We had been friends for years and had always talked about starting a business together. When we both were living in the startup ecosystem of San Francicso, we thought it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make those discussions a reality.

via Entrepreneur

Friday, December 13th, 2013

AppDirect to Build Out Application Integration Services in the Cloud

One of the most efficient routes to market for any developer is through an application store that is used by a lot of other applications. A new class of application distributors has emerged in the form of organizations such as AppDirect, which not only showcases cloud applications to potential customers but also helps market them, provide financing, and manage the billing services needed to actually monetize them.

via ProgrammableWeb

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Businesses must embrace the programmable world. Or die.

Companies of all sizes and across all industries are now facing a massive digital disruption that will permeate their cores. Information technology has been working its way into business processes for decades, but this is different: The apps, data and APIs that are driving this digital transformation are not just enabling business; they are becoming its very fabric.

via Fortune

Wednesday, October 09th, 2013

AppDirect and the Evolution of the API Economy

Yesterday, Saugatuck Technology caught up with Daniel Saks, Co-CEO of AppDirect – and discussed the future of AppDirect as well as the evolving landscape around APIs, Platforms, and the emerging software category often dubbed the “API Economy.”

via Saugatuck Technology

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Weekly Cloud Review: Doubling Down on Developers

Cloud providers are elbowing each in the race for developers’ hearts and minds. This past week… Microsoft and Amazon updated their cloud offerings, and AppDirect acquired an SaaS solutions provider called Standing Cloud.

via SiliconANGLE

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

AppDirect Raises $9M And Acquires Standing Cloud, An App Packaging Company

AppDirect has raised $9 million and is announcing the purchase of Standing Cloud, a Foundry Group investment. With the acquisition, Foundry Group is now the lead investor in AppDirect, which develops apps marketplaces for companies. iNovia Capital also participated in the Series B investment, which brings the app marketplace’s total investment to $20.8 million.

via TechCrunch

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

AppDirect raises $9M, acquires Standing Cloud to help businesses adopt a hybrid network in the NSA’s

AppDirect, a “cloud service marketplace and management platform” said to reach 12 million businesses across 80 countries, is today announcing that it has raised a $9 million funding round and acquired Standing Cloud. The acquisition will allow AppDirect to better serve businesses seeking to use a privately-hosted cloud infrastructure instead of relying on public clouds.

via PandoDaily

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

AppDirect Acquires Standing Cloud, Raises $9M from Insiders

AppDirect Inc ., a provider of online marketplaces for cloud-based business apps, has acquired a competitor, Standing Cloud Inc., as the market for cloud apps continues to evolve. (Registration required.)

via Dow Jones

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

AppDirect lands $9M in Series B, buys Standing Cloud

AppDirect, a provider of white-label marketplaces for business apps, raised $9 million in a Series B round, led by iNovia Capital, with participation from existing investors. The new round brings AppDirect's total funding to $20 million since being founded in 2009.

via VatorNews

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

AppDirect Acquires Standing Cloud, Raises $9 Million in Series B Funding Round

AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a provider of cloud management services. The San Francisco-based AppDirect, which was founded in 2009 by Canadians Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais, has also raised a Series B funding round.

via TechVibes

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

AppDirect raises $9 million more for cloud marketplaces

AppDirect, a San Francisco cloud services marketplace, has raised a $9 million Series B funding round led by iNovia Capital. The company also said Tuesday that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a 15-person, Bouder, Colo., provider of cloud management services that was founded in 2009 and had raised $10 million.

via San Francisco Business Times

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

AppDirect buys Boulder's Standing Cloud

AppDirect, a Silicon Valley firm that developed a marketplace for companies to buy, find and use web applications, has acquired Boulder-based cloud application management firm Standing Cloud for an undisclosed amount, the companies were scheduled to announce this morning.

via The Daily Camera

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Boulder-based Standing Cloud acquired by AppDirect

Boulder-based Standing Cloud, a cloud management services company backed by Foundry Group, has been acquired by AppDirect. San Francisco-based AppDirect, also a cloud company, will announce the deal Tuesday.

via The Denver Post

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The Digital Skeptic: Software Sales Are Over. We're All Concierges Now

Business customers no longer buy software, but essentially rent it by the month—so clients can jump ship at any time. Therefore, the intense, upfront sales process that went into selling pricey computers or software packages has been replaced by a tricky ongoing, costly and culturally challenging client-service relationship.

via The Street

Thursday, August 01st, 2013

AppDirect Launches Series of Marketplace APIs

AppDirect, cloud service marketplace and management platform, has launched a series of APIs that opens the doors to its entire AppDirect platform. The result of the APIs allows any service provider that desires to open an app marketplace to rely on AppDirect for all of the back-end heavy lifting, so the marketplace developer can concentrate on a customized front-end and end user experience.

via ProgrammableWeb

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

AppDirect Launches API Platform To Connect Developers And App Resellers

There is growing proof that the API is a core value piece for selling software and services. The latest example of this emerging form of commerce comes from AppDirect, a cloud marketplace provider that is launching an API platform for connecting developers and resellers. Just out of private beta, AppDirect has signed about 1,000 developers.

via TechCrunch

Friday, July 26th, 2013

An App Market for the Clouds

AppDirect President and Co-CEO Daniel Saks discusses the company's cloud computing strategy with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves."

via Bloomberg TV

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Native ads? Bitcoins? 5 tech buzzwords explained

AppDirect Co-CEO Daniel Saks explains the Internet of Things and three key advancements that have all added to growing interest in the term: easily accessible wireless Internet, a proliferation of new personal devices, and an abundance of shareable information.

via Fortune

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Cloud broker AppDirect represents 150-plus application integrations

With more than 150 applications represented in its master catalogue, AppDirect is a cloud broker that powers marketplaces both for well-known service providers and for businesses that are creating their own brokerages of pre-approved cloud applications.

via ZDNet

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The Small Business Software Revolution

Microsoft is taking things more slowly than Adobe—the company Bill Gates built will still offer its software on disk for the foreseeable future—but the writing is on the wall: CD-ROMs will soon join floppies as museum pieces. Big deal, you might say, technology comes and goes. That's true, but moving software to the cloud means big changes, especially for small businesses.

via The Huffington Post

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Reality Check: The future of telecom revenue – SMBs and the cloud

Despite the multi-billion dollar opportunity, many service providers have overlooked the opportunity that awaits in the application marketplace space – especially the opportunity in the SMB app market rather than consumer mobile apps. To tap into the lucrative, yet sometimes elusive SMB market, telecom companies must come up with strategies to meet the unique needs of small businesses.

via RCR Wireless

Wednesday, May 01st, 2013

The Internet of Things: Breaking Down Barriers to a Connected World

Self-driving cars that maneuver around traffic jams, smart homes that sense when you're away and turn down the heat, pots that can send you a text message when your plants need watering—the Internet of Things promises all of these advances and more. They may sound futuristic, but we have the technology to make these wonders a reality today. If that's the case, why is the Internet of Things taking so long to deliver on its full potential?

via IDG Connect

Friday, April 19th, 2013

TeliaSonera partners with AppDirect for enterprise app marketplace

TeliaSonera has announced it is collaborating with AppDirect, a cloud-based app marketplace vendor, to aid the launch of its own enterprise app marketplace. The operator said it is looking to develop a platform for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

via European Communications

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

AppDirect Partners With TeliaSonera to Power Marketplaces Across Nordic-Baltic Region

Today at the Telco Cloud World Forum in London, AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced a major new partnership with TeliaSonera—the second largest telecommunications provider in the Nordic-Baltic region with customers in 17 countries worldwide—to launch a series of business application marketplaces in Europe.

via Bloomberg

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

TeliaSonera, AppDirect develop app marketplace in the cloud

TeliaSonera has started collaboration with AppDirect, a global supplier of application marketplaces in the cloud. This partnership is the start of TeliaSonera's initiative involving a new marketplace for SMEs in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

via Telecompaper

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Comcast Upware: Bringing the Cloud to Small Businesses

This Stratecast looks at small business preferences and behavior regarding SaaS purchases. It assesses Comcast’s new application store, describes AppDirect's role in powering the marketplace, and makes recommendations for the future. [Subscription required.]

via Frost & Sullivan

Friday, March 29th, 2013

MOOC Recruiting and AppDirect

There's a talent war for computer engineers in Silicon Valley. That's why MOOCs are getting in the head hunting game, helping firms recruit their most successful students, who may not even have formal degrees. Hear how AppDirect is partnering with Coursera to find talented employees from all over the world.

via American RadioWorks

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Faster, Please: Breaking Down Barriers to the Internet of Things

Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the Internet of Things promises to transform our daily lives. Your house will turn the lights on when your self-driving car pulls into your garage. Your plants will text you when they need to be watered. Your coffee maker will brew a stronger cup when your bed transmits data that you didn’t sleep well. Sounds great, but it begs a larger question: Why has the Internet of Things been so slow to deliver?

via Wired

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Three ways you can tackle the booming SMB market

Everywhere you look, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are changing the way they use technology to run their businesses. Expensive, bloated software is quickly becoming a thing of the past as SMBs make the switch to cloud computing. For developers, the exploding demand for innovative business tools spells out one thing in giant, flashing neon lights: opportunity.

via Software Development Times

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors of the Cloud 100

CRN weighs in on today's cloud software vendors and names the top 20 coolest ones from this year's Cloud 100 list. AppDirect's marketplace platform solution was highlighted on this list as one of the coolest.

via CRN

Tuesday, February 05th, 2013

AppDirect Powers Staples App Center

AppDirect has announced that it is providing the technology to power the Staples App Center, an innovative online marketplace for cloud-based business applications. "Staples is famous for its 'that was easy' motto. With its new App Center, Staples is bringing the same philosophy to the cloud and business apps," said Daniel Saks, President and Co-CEO of AppDirect. 

via Bloomberg

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Software solutions for small business

In this interview with Lauren Simonetti, AppDirect Co-CEO Daniel Saks explains why cloud-based software is ideal for small businesses, as well as how small business owners can find the best solutions for their companies. 

via Fox Business

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Surprising Way to Get Employees to Stay

Retaining good employees is an ongoing challenge in any start-up. How do you keep them at your company when they have their own entrepreneurial streak? Have perks like ping-pong and foosball tables? Offer lavish stock options? Try making it easy for them to walk out the door. No, really.

via Inc.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

4 reasons ‘entre-ployees’ will reshape tech innovation in 2013

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and kicking in Silicon Valley, and beyond. In fact, some forward-thinking companies are looking to take innovation to the next level by giving employees the chance to launch their own companies while on the job. These new hybrid entrepreneur-employees—or “entre-ployees”—are poised to reshape the face of the tech industry.

via VentureBeat

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

2013: The Year Cloud-Based Apps Take the Workplace by Storm

Apps are one of the technology industry's greatest success stories. Apps have not only fueled the boom in smartphone and tablet devices, but they have also changed the way that millions of people around the globe communicate and have fun. Now, apps are also prompting tremendous change in the workplace.

via IDG Connect

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

How cloud computing is transforming the marketplace

Will cloud-based applications be opportunity for you or disruption? Daniel Saks joins Jim Blasingame to encourage small business owners to turn cloud-based applications into opportunities, instead of being disrupted by the apps of others.

via The Small Business Advocate

2012

Monday, October 15th, 2012

AppDirect Acquires jBilling, World's Leading Open Source

AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired jBilling, the global leader in open source billing solutions. With this strategic move, both companies will expand their reach while leveraging their global expertise in billing and marketplace solutions. Going forward, jBilling will continue to serve new and existing customers, while both companies are poised to create a new, differentiated distribution model that makes delivering web-based services faster, easier, and more seamless. 

via Bloomberg

Monday, October 15th, 2012

AppDirect Acquires Open Source Billing Company jBilling

Today cloud app store company <a href="http://www.appdirect.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">AppDirect</a> announced its acquisition of open source billing company <a href="http://jbilling.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">jBilling</a>. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks says existing jBilling won’t be affected and AppDirect will continue to sell and support jBilling products.

via Tech Crunch

Monday, October 15th, 2012

AppDirect Acquires jBilling to Refine Its App-Markets-for-Everyone Biz

Cloud app marketplace startup <a href="http://appdirect.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">AppDirect</a> has acquired leading open-source billing provider <a href="http://www.jbilling.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">jBilling</a>, the two companies announced Tuesday. With the acquisition of jBilling, AppDirect further advances its business by helping its clients who want better app store billing.    

via Venture Beat

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

AppDirect Partners With Swisscom to Launch Business Application Marketplace

AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that is has partnered with Swisscom, the largest telecom provider in Switzerland, to launch the Business Marketplace. With its pioneering marketplace, Swisscom becomes the first provider in Switzerland to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across the country to find, buy, and manage relevant cloud-based business applications.

via Yahoo! Finance

Thursday, August 09th, 2012

SaaS Marketplaces Are Ready to Soar

There is now a new generation of marketplace platform vendors, led by companies like <a href="http://www.AppDirect.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">AppDirect</a>, offering additional functions that make them even more compelling. These features include better procurement, provisioning and usage tracking, along with single sign-on capabilities that make it easier for users to access their apps, and more robust analytics for administrators to monitor usage patterns from a single management console. AppDirect's recent wins include Deutsche Telecom and Rackspace.  

via E-Commerce Times

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

AppDirect grabs $8.5M to power cloud app stores, partners with Rackspace

AppDirect’s platform has made it possible for companies like Deutsche Telekom, Bell Canada, Appcelerator, and new partner Rackspace to launch cloud service marketplaces. High-profile apps, including Google Apps, DocuSign, SendGrid, New Relic, and Cloudability, are part of AppDirect’s syndication network and end up for sale to more than six million end users.

via VentureBeat

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

AppDirect Pins Down $8.5M To Build A Cloud App Store Empire In The Sky, Rackspace Newest Partner

AppDirect, a company that offers white-label cloud-based app stores, has today announced $8.5 million in funding to ride the wave of interest in cloud services and continue its expansion in partnership with third parties. And today the company also announced a new customer in that strategy: Rackspace, which has launched the Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace, an online store for cloud-based software and services to more than 180,000 Rackspace customers worldwide.

via TechCrunch

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

How cloud computing is driving success for Europe's small businesses

The economic news making headlines across Europe is enough to keep any entrepreneur up at night. Despite this, small and medium-sized enterprises have been remarkably resilient and recent research from Microsoft found that a quarter of SMEs in Europe plan to hire new staff in 2012, while a large portion (up to 40% in some countries) expect to be more successful this year than last.

via The Guardian

Sunday, June 03rd, 2012

10 SaaS delivery companies to watch

Why we're watching: Think of the AppDirect Ecosystem as a marketplace as a service (MaaS) which provides the platform for cloud service brokerages (CSBs) to build bundled SaaS offerings for regional, business process-focused or vertical markets.

via Network World

Sunday, June 03rd, 2012

Taking SaaS to the Next Level

Software as a service has some wildly successful poster boys such as Salesforce.com, Google Apps, NetSuite, Workday, ADP and Concur. Every new independent software vendor is developing for the SaaS market. And for the established software companies, it's a case of articulate and deliver on a cloud strategy or die.

via ComputerWorld

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

5 Reasons Why Your Company Is Safer in the Cloud

When data breaches happen to big companies, it’s natural for small businesses take notice. Events like these create the impression that data--particularly data stored in the cloud--is vulnerable. In fact, recent research by Microsoft found that 51% of small business owners are hesitant to use cloud-based solutions because of data privacy concerns.

via Inc

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

AppDirect Offers White-Label SaaS Marketplace for Service Providers

In the cloud era, it can be challenging for small cloud service providers to sell their tools, and it can be equally daunting for businesses to find the applications they need and to manage the tools they have. That, at least, is the thinking behind AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace and management platform that now offers the AppDirect Marketplace Manager.

via 21st Century IT

Monday, May 14th, 2012

AppDirect and StillSecure Partner to Deliver Cloud Security

Cloud SMS will now be available through multiple AppDirect-powered marketplaces offered by trusted brands around the world, including Bell Canada, SaskTel and Deutsche Telekom, among many others.

via MarketWatch

Monday, May 14th, 2012

GlobeX Data Launches Arabic Online Data Storage Service

The company has also made its business-focused SecurusVault online back-up service available as an app through the AppDirect platform and is working to integrate DigitalSafe through the same platform. It is also developing an Android app version of DigitalSafe. GlobeX Data is based in Switzerland, and applies standards of privacy to its customer data equivalent to those offered by Swiss banks.

via TelecomPaper

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

StillSecure, AppDirect Partner to Offer Cloud Security Application

Managed network security applications provider StillSecure and AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace company, have partnered to offer Cloud SMS through AppDirect's global network of branded partner marketplaces. The new application is a host-based firewall application that manages and monitors the on-board Linux IPTables firewall.

via CBR

Friday, May 04th, 2012

AppDirect Delivers SaaS Apps in "MaaS" Environment

San Francisco-based AppDirect is almost three years old, and allows enterprise users to "find, buy, and use" apps, according to Saks, in fields such as communications/collaboration, HR, sales &amp; marketing, and financial management.

via Cloud Computing Journal

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Bell Canada Pioneers Cloud Service Brokerage

Earlier today I interviewed hot Cloud venture Appdirect, a company that offers a white label platform for implementing ‘Cloud Service Brokering’. This is one of the headline R&amp;I focus areas for our road map. On the back of a $3.25m VC deal last year, Appdirect is one of a number of pioneers in this super hot Cloud field, signing clients like Bell Canada, Deutsche Telecom, Sasktel and others, and as such has been suitably recognized by Gartner.

via Cloud Computing Journal

Monday, April 02nd, 2012

How Telecoms can Help Power the SMB Cloud Revolution

The software revolution sparked by mobile apps and marketplaces is now spreading to business users, particularly small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Developers are creating an increasing number of sophisticated, cloud-based business applications that can be used to manage everything from email marketing and web conferencing, to project management and security.

via TelecomEngine

Friday, March 16th, 2012

AppDirect Signs Deal with Deutsche Telekom to Power New Business Marketplace

AppDirect, the cloud services marketplace and management platform, is offering the solution for Deutsche Telekom's new Business Marketplace. Deutsche Telekom has developed Business Marketplace to deliver highly relevant, secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.

via infoTech

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

AppDirect to Provide Deutsche Telekom with Localized Apps, Services

With the Business Marketplace, telco giant DT is able to deliver secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.

via Billing & OSS World

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Deutsche Telekom partners with AppDirect for cloud services

AppDirect, a provider of cloud service marketplace and management platforms, announced that it is providing its cloud service for Deutsche Telekom’s new Business Marketplace. With the Business Marketplace, Deutsche Telekom is able to deliver secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.

via TelecomEngine

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

AppDirect Signs Deal with Deutsche Telekom to Power New Business Marketplace

Cloud computing is hot topic. A cloud service enables businesses to keep files and applications over internet while saving input cost in setting up and maintaining traditional business applications. AppDirect, the cloud services marketplace and management platform, is offering the solution for Deutsche Telekom's (News  - Alert) new Business Marketplace. Deutsche Telekom has developed Business Marketplace to deliver highly relevant, secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.

via InfoTech Spotlight

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Aggregating Cloud Services Brokerage Enhances App Management

As SOA goes mainstream and cloud services proliferate, will traditional SOA repositories come to look more than a little like app stores? That notion may be farfetched. But some of the newer cloud marketplaces bear watching. They may betoken a day when SOA services will be sold and versioned like other online offerings. Among the so-called cloud marketplaces are aggregating cloud services brokerages like that from AppDirect.

via IT Knowledge Exchange

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

First News Briefs for March 15, 2012

AppDirect announced this week that it is providing the platform solution for Deutsche Telekom’s new Business Marketplace. The Marketplace will enable Deutsche Telekom to deliver secure cloud applications and services to its SMB customers.

via Wireless Week

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

AppDirect powers Deutsche Telekom Business Marketplace

Cloud services marketplace and management platform AppDirect is providing the platform for Deutsche Telekom's new Business Marketplace, developed to deliver secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.

via Telecom Paper

Monday, March 12th, 2012

AppDirect Partners with Deutsche Telekom

AppDirect, the leading cloud services marketplace and management platform, announced today that it is providing the solution for Deutsche Telekom’s new Business Marketplace. With the Business Marketplace, Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications company, is able to deliver highly relevant, secure cloud applications and services to SMB customers.

via Total Telecom

Thursday, March 01st, 2012

10 Hot Emerging Vendors For March 2012

AppDirect Marketplace Manager lets solution providers administer a cloud service marketplace, making available to customers offerings such as product catalogs and settings, to customer service, marketing and billing.

via CRN

Thursday, March 01st, 2012

AppDirect Announces New Cloud Marketplace Manager

AppDirect’s new Marketplace Manager provides the tools channel partners need to better service the surge in end users and developers joining the AppDirect network. The Marketplace Manager enables AppDirect’s channel partners, such as Telcos and hosting providers, to efficiently manage the most crucial settings and components of their cloud application stores in one place.

via Total Telecom

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

AppDirect release offers SMBs cloud access

AppDirect's Application Network has seen 30% growth per month as more businesses look to online platforms to grow and maintain their business base. The Marketplace Manager release gives businesses more functionality by including tools like Catalog and Customer Manager tools, Billing/Payment Management options and a marketing platform to drive sales.

via BizReport

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

AppDirect Announces New Cloud Marketplace Manager

AppDirect’s new Marketplace Manager provides the tools channel partners need to better service the surge in end users and developers joining the AppDirect network. The Marketplace Manager enables AppDirect’s channel partners, such as Telcos and hosting providers, to efficiently manage the most crucial settings and components of their cloud application stores in one place.

via CloudTimes

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Appstore for Small Business Branches Out

Launched live just last year with $3.5 million in seed money and flying “under the radar,” Saks said, his San Francisco company has seen revenue grow by 300 percent per month. It has more than 25 employees—and the company is hiring.

via Portfolio.com

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

First News Briefs for February 29, 2012

AppDirect, the cloud service marketplace and management platform, announced today the launch of the AppDirect Marketplace Manager...

via Wireless Week

Friday, February 24th, 2012

App Company Aims to Be iTunes to Small Businesses

Small businesses have a lot of choices when it comes to business apps in the cloud. But finding them can be cumbersome and require legwork on the part of the overworked small business owner. Aiming to make that easier and someday become the iTunes of small business apps, AppDirect has created a one stop shop for small businesses to buy, download and manage all of their cloud-based applications.

via Fox Business

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The War For Tech Talent: Genius Is Not Enough

<em>Guest post written by Daniel Saks. Daniel Saks is president and co-CEO of AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace.</em> There is a war in the Valley – a war for talent. Technology companies are willing to go to battle offering dollars and perks to attract top talent. Social networking company Meebo has gone as far as offering $10,000 bonuses to any employees whose referrals lead to hiring JavaScript engineers.

via Forbes

2011

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Appcelerator Launches Open Mobile Marketplace, An App Store For App Components

Mobile cloud platform company Appcelerator, makers of the cross-platform Titanium platform for building mobile, tablet and desktop applications, is today announcing the launch of the “Appcelerator Open Mobile Marketplace.”

via TechCrunch

Friday, May 20th, 2011

AppDirect Completes $3.25 Million Seed Round of Financing

via TMCnet.com

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Why Are SMBs Wary Of SaaS?

AppDirect offers a solution that Saks believes is going to "revolutionize the way businesses interact with their applications. The company recently joined the ranks of LinkedIn and Flickr when it won "Best in Show" at this year's Under the Radar conference, which recognizes disruptive players with innovative emerging technologies.

via InformationWeek

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

AppDirect will sell your B2B apps, er, direct.

via Extranet Evolution

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

AppDirect, UTR alum, raises $3.25 Million!

via Dealmaker Media

Wednesday, May 04th, 2011

Business Software Adapts To Get On Employees’ Good Side

AppDirect, which raised $3.25 million in seed funding from iNovia Capital and other investors, is developing a Business Application Network - a network of app stores - to provide secure Web-based software for businesses that's as easy to use as the software found in Apple Inc.'s App Store or Google Inc.'s Android Market.

via The Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, May 04th, 2011

16 Hot Startup Companies Flying Under the Radar in 2011

AppDirect, San Francisco, offers companies a free, private business application network to find, buy and manage Web-based applications. It allows businesses to use and manage all their Web-based applications in one secure site. It also offers a marketplace giving businesses direct access to the latest tools.

via eWeek

Tuesday, May 03rd, 2011

AppDirect Raises $3.5 Million to Help ISVs Market Cloud Apps

via Talkin' Cloud

Friday, April 29th, 2011

AppDirect raises $3.25 Million led by iNovia Capital

via Techvibes

Friday, April 29th, 2011

AppDirect Gets $3.25 Million for Branded Application Markets

via Cloud News Daily

Friday, April 29th, 2011

iNovia Capital Leads AppDirect Seed Financing

via TechFinance.ca

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

AppDirect Launches at Under the Radar and Announces $3.25M Financing led by iNovia Capital

via NextMontréal

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

AppDirect Presents at Under the Radar

via Dealmaker Media

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

AppDirect: A Small Business Wonkaland

via Outright

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