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Atlassian

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:13 PM ET
Security Firms Disrupting the Status Quo
Atlassian, Box, Bromium, Dropbox, and Palantir: Companies changing how we store and protect information and the newest additions to the CNBC Disruptor list.

What
Software for software developers. Early adopter of software as a service (SaaS).

Disrupting
Traditional enterprise software solutions providers, software as a service (SaaS) giants.

Vital Stats

Source: Atlassian
  • Co-CEOs started the company in college with a $10,000 credit card
  • Reached 2,000 customers in 2004
  • Hit 10,000 customers in 2009
  • Now north of $100 million in revenue
  • Recorded $103 million in revenue in 2011, without one salesperson
  • Profitable since founding in 2002—44 quarters of profitability
  • Compounded annual growth rate of 47 percent for five straight years
  • 25,000 clients, including 83 of the Fortune 100
  • Top clients include Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, Hulu, LinkedIn, Netflix, Zynga, eBay, BMW and Nike
  • Two of the company's core value statements can't be printed here

Headquarters: Sydney
CEO: Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, co-CEOs
Year Founded: 2002
Number of Employees: 600
Funding: $60 million
Key Investors: Accel Partners

On Disruption

"When innovation is bigger than what you're protecting, then you're disrupting. When it's the other way around, you're usually the one being disrupted." -Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-CEO and co-Founder

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