AppSheet was founded in 2012 by Brian Sabino and Praveen Seshadri as an intelligent no-code platform for business apps that allows businesses to leverage their business data and build powerful, code-free apps. The firm had raised $18.5 million in financing since its inception with the latest funding coming in last April. In that round, AppSheet had got $15 million which was led by Shasta Ventures. New Enterprise Associates, Techstars, Microsoft Accelerators are the other names who have infused capital in the firm.
Amit Zavery, the Google Cloud vice present talking about the deal through a blog post said, “With this acquisition, customers will be able to develop richer applications at scale that leverage not only Google Sheets and Forms which are already popular with customers, but other top Google technologies like Android, Maps and Google Analytics. In addition, AppSheet customers can continue to integrate with a number of cloud-hosted data sources.”
Praveen Sheshadri, the CEO of AppSheet through a release said that “As we’ve matured, so has the IT industry, and there is now a tremendous pent-up demand for enterprise automation. With the rise of low- and no-code platforms, citizen development has emerged as the strategic way for modern organizations to invest, innovate, and compete.”
Commenting on how AppSheet is going to help Google Cloud, Zavery said, “AppSheet’s ability to power a range of applications — from [customer relationship management] to field inspections and personalized reporting — combined with Google Cloud’s deep expertise in key verticals, will further enable digital transformation across industries like financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, communication, and media & entertainment.”
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