AppDirect offers a cloud service marketplace and management platform that enables companies to distribute web-based services. The global network of AppDirect-powered marketplaces allows businesses to find, buy, and manage the best applications the cloud has to offer. AppDirect powers the cloud marketplaces of trusted companies around the globe - including Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Telstra, IBM, SoftBank, Microsoft, Apple's third party partner platform and more - and has helped to connect millions of businesses with today’s leading web-based applications.
Pure energy is what best-described the two entrepreneurs - Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais, founders of AppDirect. During our first meeting, their platform demo failed to work but they kept on pitching their 10-year vision of how software would be delivered over the internet (Software-as-a-Service across multi-channels) and how billing and ease of fulfillment would drive new sales channels for Cloud providers. They were so convinced of their vision that they could practically describe it in every detail. From a five-employee shop in 2009 to now over 750, Dan and Nick took a vision and converted it into a category leader. AppDirect is working alongside some of the largest technology companies to simplify the lives of every small and medium size businesses in the world.