Cloud computing consultancy Appirio plans to hire 200 new employees this year after raising $60 million in venture capital financing last month. The funding round was led by General Atlantic. Founded in 2006, the company currently has about 500 employees.
Appirio sees itself as displacing consulting companies as businesses increasingly move their operations into the cloud. The company helps businesses identify a cloud strategy, move data into the cloud, develop custom cloud applications and provide cloud management services.
"In the cloud gold rush, we're the picks and shovels," said Chief Executive Chris Barbin.
The company is currently based in San Mataeo, Calif., and plans to move its headquarters to San Francisco in May. Its engineering and development staff is based in Indianapolis, where the company plans to hire 100 new employees. Open positions include engineers conversant with cloud technology, consultants, quality assurance engineers, and architects. In California, the company will be hiring administrative, finance, human resources and corporate development staff.
Barbin declined to discuss the company's revenues. Technical employees can earn between $75,000 and $200,000 per year, depending on experience level. Every new employee receives equity.
The company expects to go public within a 18 to 24 months, Barbin said.
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