If you’re a Gen-Xer like me, you might remember the first time you visited the World Wide Web in the early ‘90s. It was like a whole new magical world inside your computer. Right from your desk, you could go to the library and access tons of information, you could got to a newsstand and get the latest headlines, and you coud go to ta store and buy stuff and have it shipped to your house. It was a revolution in consumption of information, service and products. And, as I recall, it was a huge time suck. We all become so enamored with the experience that we never wanted to leave. Our obsession with the Web became the preoccupation of businesses, whidh all were clamoring to establish a Web presence and tap into this market. The Web economy was born.
Apigee CEO, Chet Kapoor, discusses the move to mobile and the company’s expansion plans in the A/NZ channel.Silicon Valley-based Apigee recently opened its offices in Australia, picking up three new clients running its application program interface (API). CEO Chet Kapoor took the time to discuss the company’s expansion plans with ARN.
The American enterprise is in flux and Google GOOG +1.03% is a great example of it. The vast majority of Google’s revenues comes from advertising but the majority of news around the company originates in its non-advertising activities – Chromecast, the Nexus tablet, the new Smartwatch, Project Loon and Google Glass, to name a few.
Cereal boxes? Streetlights? Tires? It’s time to get ready for a brave new world of connected things. Here are 10 everyday examples.
In the digital world, things are not always what they seem. Even the most ordinary and inanimate objects, everything from street lights to cereal boxes, are being transformed into software platforms that can be “programmed” to give us a limitless number of new ways to interact with them. Programmable things are also often able to understand us better, through sensors and data collection capabilities. This isn’t vaporware; the growing programmability of our world can be seen everywhere today.
In Part 2 of this 3 part series on the evolution of the API platform space, I spoke with Promod Haque of Norwest Venture Partners. His firm participated in Apigee’s recent $35 million round of funding, a company that makes an API platform. Some questions overlap between the interviews because I wanted to illuminate the similarities and differences in perspectives between an enterprise and an investor. Part 1 was Interview with Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor, on its $35 Million Funding Round.
Apigee is pretty deep into what programmers call APIs–so deep that the acronym is part of its name. Now it’s getting more money to make the association even stronger.
The Silicon Valley startup, founded in 2005, on Wednesday is announcing a $35 million funding round, taking its total money raised to date to $107 million. Apigee claims 400 customers, many of them household names, which lean on the company to help enter the world of mobile apps.
Apigee has raised $35 million for its API management platform. The funding was led by a new investment fund managed by BlackRock, Inc., and Accenture, the global consulting company. Since 2005, Apigee has raised $107 million.
Apigee Corp., which makes technology for developing and managing mobile applications that is used by many large corporations, raised another $35 million, bringing its total funding to roughly $106 million.