I would like to personally welcome all the Connotate employees and customers to Import.io. Together, I know that we will achieve great things. I couldn’t be more excited as we integrate our teams and technology to create the future of Web Data Integration.
Import.io acquires Connotate, extending Web Data Integration market leadership
Acquisition brings innovative technology, outstanding talent and blue-chip customers to further accelerate growth
Los Gatos, Calif. – Feb. 12, 2019 – Import.io, the leading Web Data Integration solution provider, today announced that it has acquired Connotate, a leader in web data extraction for corporate enterprises, to further solidify its market leadership position in the emerging Web Data Integration category. Total spend on Web Data Integration is estimated to hit $5 billion in 2019, and this acquisition, combined with rapid organic expansion, will allow Import.io to scale and meet the fast growing enterprise demand for its solutions.
Connotate brings new technology to Import.io, including eight patents. Import.io will consolidate this technology into a superset solution that will be available to all customers. With the addition of more than 70 enterprise-class customers including Dow Jones, Cox Automotive, Capital One Services and Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Import.io’s customer base now exceeds 850 customers, including many of the largest companies in the world.
With Connotate, Import.io is acquiring blue-chip enterprise customers, innovative technology and outstanding domain expertise, further establishing us as the undisputed leader in Web Data Integration. External spend on web data extraction is growing 70 percent annually as organizations shift from internal engineering-led projects to enterprise-class SaaS. This acquisition will help us to continue to rapidly scale to meet the exploding demand for our solution and, most importantly, will further enable us to help our customers achieve success and competitive advantage. All customers, whether currently with Connotate or Import.io, will benefit.
Gary Read, CEO of Import.io
Import.io will retain almost all Connotate’s employees and, as a result, will have a product engineering team of over 30 people. Kelley Scott will be joining Import.io as director of software engineering and will be responsible for a significant portion of the expanded engineering team. Gina Cerami will join Import.io as vice president of marketing and Vincent Sgro, founder of Connotate, will join as chief scientist.
We are thrilled to be joining Import.io. This is a great opportunity for our customers, our employees and our success. We’ve competed against Import.io for a long time and were always very impressed by their leadership and continued success. Joining forces means bigger and better things for both our customers and theirs.
Vincent Sgro, Founder of Connotate
This acquisition highlights Import.io’s strong momentum in recent months. In December 2018, Import.io announced a Series B funding round, and in January 2019 Import.io announced expanded capabilities for its Web Data Integration solution, as well as a Data Quality Guarantee.
Stephens Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor to Connotate in the transaction.
Import.io delivers the world’s data directly to enterprises, fueling business insight and competitive advantage. The Import.io Web Data Integration solution extracts, prepares and integrates high-quality, comprehensive web data into customers’ analytics platforms and business applications. The company delivers data to more than 850 customers from millions of web sources. Headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif., with offices in Colorado, London and New Jersey, Import.io was founded in 2012. For more information, visit www.import.io.