Zapp360: from Idea to Entity
Sigma Software has been a trusted partner for dozens of startups over the years. Combining startup and enterprise capacity, as well as deep relationships with related companies, Sigma Software enables startups to focus on their business and products.
We are pleased to announce that our long-term client, Zapp360, has been acquired by a4 media, the multiscreen advertising division of Altice USA. Zapp’s flagship product, AdMessenger, is set to boost a4’s expansion into the mobile space.
Zapp360 is a technology company that has developed proprietary SaaS solutions for local advertisers and sellers. Zapp360's AdMessenger is a proven solution for local advertisers to effectively engage with consumers on their mobile devices and drive traffic to their events, stores, and services. The solution was developed in close cooperation with Sigma Software team and delivered its first ad message in October 2013. Since then, it has powered more than five billion local ads worldwide.
Jerome Fitzgibbons, Co-Founder of Zapp360, recalls how the story began: “In early 2013, after presenting our initial concept, we worked together with Sigma Software to build a framework, design wireframes, test the product, and run quality assurance. By the end of that same year, the application went to the market. Today, we are a multimillion dollar business, and Sigma Software was a key player in helping us achieve such rapid growth.”
The year 2018 began a new chapter in the company’s evolution. Zapp360 was acquired by a4 and its parent company, Altice USA, a communications and media brand that enables its customers through the power of connectivity. The acquisition is aimed at further strengthening a4 local mobile advertising capabilities.
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“We have a long track record of working with startups in different sectors and at various stages,” says Alexey Stoletny, Managing Director at Sigma Software Inc., USA.
“We are proud to see the projects flourish with our involvement, gain traction and recognition. Among such startups are a self-service advertising platform DanAds, which now cooperates with Shazam, Bloomberg, eBay, and other known international brands. The other bright example is a cross-screen video management and exchange technology platform Vidible, which was acquired by an American media giant Oath (ex. Aol). We are also pleased to remain their reliable partner even after they have reached the top. Zapp360 is a great example of the combination of a groundbreaking idea and a smart approach to its realization. The Sigma Software team is delighted to be a part of it, and we are glad to continue our work with them.”