If you’ve ever been on a jet airplane/fighter with an afterburner, you’ll identify with SnapLogic’s year so far. We’re off and away with what the English might call ‘rather a sporting thrust?.
Our great 2011 actually began a few months ago, when we secured a new round of funding to accelerate our mission. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, putting us in a great company of internet innovators like Skype, Zynga, Groupon, and Okta. It also added the big intellect and outlier execution skills of Ben Horowitz– an original cloud leader– to our board. I am thrilled to have him as a partner on this journey and know that the team at A16Z has our back.
We announced the funding, as well as a raft of new products, at Dreamforce in December. This event was a clear tipping point for the acceptance and investment in cloud computing for the enterprise, and we were joined in our booth by a long list of partners who are helping define the next generation of enterprise software: Box.net, Zuora, GoodData, Clarizen, Easy Insight, Systems In Motion, MyRaqa, and Claritics. It was inspiring to have literally thousands of folks interested in our mission: changing the game for integration in the epoch of cloud computing.
We see rising enthusiasm in the industry for that mission. Already this month, industry thought leader Charlie Babcock of InformationWeek predicts this will be the year of “Snappy Cloud Application Integration”. ReadWriteWeb tapped us as one of the top 5 Enterprise Startups to watch in 2011, and their readership voted we’d be the most successful of the list. We have miles to go and thank Charlie for the recognition. I think it does speak volumes about the promise of our vision and the potential of our approach.
We’re confident that 2011 is the year of Snappy Cloud Integration and look forward to working with our partners and customers to make their Cloud investments pay off in a big way, compounding their returns from combining new Cloud technologies with their existing systems and services.