Devon Biondi | VP, Strategy Services
December 18, 2013

Mashery's Banner Year

 

It would be safe to say that 2013 has been a banner year for Mashery. As the year draws to a close, there is an emerging theme that not only perfectly describes the year we’ve had, but where we are headed, and that is growth.

Growing Our Capabilities

In May of this year, we announced our acquisition by Intel. Mashery is becoming a part of Intel’s vision for creating an open ecosystem of software and services capable of accelerating innovation with Intel technology insideⓇ. Mashery has the opportunity to be a key component of Intel’s plans to grow and innovate across all the technology that we use throughout our day – from the Internet of Things, to the apps on our phones, tablets, laptops, TVs and other devices.

Helping us with this growth is our acquisition of the assets of Hacker League, a hackathon management platform.  

As the world’s leading API management provider, Mashery has demonstrated its commitment to the developer community from day one. Mashery evangelists participate in and organize 60+ hackathons each year, all over the world. We currently have more than 235,000 active developers in our network.  Combined with investments in open source projects like I/O Docs and sample apps, investing in Hacker League makes this tool even better for developers and hackathon organizers.

Growing Our Footprint

This year, we grew our presence in Australia. Not only have we opened an office there, but Mashery’s co-founder Oren Michels and I spoke at a forum in Melbourne discussing how Australian businesses can benefit from using APIs.

Ford Australia hosted its first-ever car-app hackathon this fall, where Mashery customer MYOB’s team of developers won the Best New App category by creating an interface that allows small business owners to manage their accounting via voice controls from behind the wheel.

I am impressed at the pace by which Australian companies are adopting APIs for growth and scale of their businesses. Australia is poised to be the next leading global growth market for APIs.

Growing Our Influence

In August, Gartner named Mashery a leader in its first Application Services Governance Magic Quadrant report.  This placement recognizes the combined influence that both Mashery and our customers’ success have generated on the business value and imperative of APIs. This report also represents a uniquely rapid and significant transition: how an influential IT influencer like Gartner has come to see the business value of APIs. The MQ's heavy weight on API management is telling. We are proud to be in this leadership position and believe it to be further recognition of our status as the world's leading provider of API technology.

We look forward to another banner year as we continue to grow our capabilities, footprint, and influence within the API space. I am excited to see where the year takes us.