Startup Gigs Nov 07 2011

Appcelerator to Double Staff to 200

By joseph walker

Appcelerator will double its staff by hiring up to 100 new employees over the next year after raising $15 million in a new venture financing round led by the Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital and Red Hat.

Based in Mountain View, Calif., Appcelerator makes a platform to easily create mobile applications for the iPhone and Android smartphone. The company's clients include NBC.com, which used the company's software to build its "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" app, said Scott Schwarzhoff, vice president of marketing.

The majority of the 100-person company's new hires will be technical, Schwarzhoff said. Mobile developers conversant in working with the iPhone and Android devices are especially in demand, but the company is also looking for sales engineers. Appcelerator looks for engineers who "drive for results quickly and are really good at measuring, iterating and improving," Schwarzhoff said.

Founded in 2007, the company plans to open a London office in the first quarter of next year and will be looking for European talent. Schwarzhoff declined to discuss the company's revenue, but said its customer base has grown from 100 to 1,000 over the last year.

Compensation is competitive, and equity is available to new hires, Schwarzhoff said.

Write to Joseph Walker at Joseph.Walker@dowjones.com



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