“We are very pleased that we have won the ALSO Startup Award 2015. This confirms that cloud integration plays an increasingly important role and we are extremely positive that this topic will be even bigger in the future.” – Renat Zubairov, CEO & Co-founder elastic.ioDespite the large number of award applications, elastic.io convinced the jury, consisting of software experts and managers of ALSO and Droege Ventures, with its innovative cloud solution. This year’s award focused primarily on growth companies in the area of cloud software and security that enable the automation and/or digitalisation of business processes. The award ceremony was held during the one-day exhibition “ALSO Channel Trends+Visions 2015”, which took place for the eighth time in Bochum. The Co-founder Renat Zubairov, representing elastic.io, accepted the award at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. With its startup competition ALSO promotes the area of digitalisation and actively supports young technology companies that offer promising and visionary solutions. In addition, the ALSO network offers startups a platform for cooperation and direct sales opportunities with ALSO partners and IT resellers.
“The elastic.io multi-functional integration platform is an ideal complement to the ALSO cloud marketplace. By utilising the Connector Concept of elastic.io in our market place, we can provide new cloud services faster and safer. By integrating it with existing services, we are able to deliver individual solutions to customers.” – Mirko Minnich, Senior Vice President, Digital Services, ALSO
About ALSOALSO Germany GmbH is a subsidiary of ALSO Holding AG (Emmen / Switzerland). ALSO provides a one-stop IT-marketplace and brings together suppliers and buyers. The company offers services at all stages of the IT value chain. With the focus on the European B2B marketplace, ALSO bundles Logistics Services, Financial Services, Supply Services, Solution Services, Digital Services and IT Services into individual services packages. With its portfolio ALSO offers more than 160,000 items of approximately 350 vendors. The company employs about 3,400 employees throughout Europe. In fiscal year 2014 the company achieved revenues of 7,2 billion euros. Major shareholder of the ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Fore more information visit: www.also.de
About Droege VenturesDroege Ventures is the venture capital activity of Droege Group. It is aimed at emerging growth companies with innovative business models for the traditional segments of Droege Group. Droege Ventures provides startups with the integrative approach of Droege Group as a one-stop shop and the transformation to its own SMART-concept: Scale, Money, Acceleration, Resources, time. Droege Ventures identifies innovative business ideas for automation, digitalization or mobilization of existing products, services or processes of its own platform companies in order to either address more customers or achieve stronger competitive differentiation. Fore more information visit: www.droege-ventures.com
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