Despite what you hear from the software giants, there are plenty of people — and certainly plenty of businesses — that don’t necessarily want to buy all their applications from the mega malls that Microsoft(s msft), Oracle(s orcl), and Salesforce.com(s crm) et al., have become. In fact, especially for small companies, there are niche Software as a Service products that suit their needs to the T. But knitting together all those third-party applications can be problematic, especially in IT- constrained small businesses.
That’s the problem that spawned Zapier, a startup out of Mountain View, Calif. that last year launched a SaaS service that integrated 100 of these applications including Evernote, Asana, Github and Box. Now it’s raised that total to 250 including new connections to Firebase and WooCommerce.
Zapier’s three co-founders Wade Foster, Bryan Helmig and Mike Knoop (pictured above, left to right) dropped everything and moved from…
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