Cloud Elements in the News

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Denver cloud startup raises $13 million VC round, plans for growth

by Greg Avery, January 9, 2017

Cloud Elements Inc. has raised another $13 million from venture capitalists and plans to increase its staff by a third to expand the market for the Denver-based startup’s technology.

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Cloud Elements scores $13 million Series B to advance API integration tools

by Ron Miller, January 9, 2017

Cloud Elements, a company that builds API integration tools aimed at developers, announced $13 million in Series B financing today.

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Publish and distribute API-based connectors as Lambda Functions with Cloud Elements

by Michael Haynes, November 30, 2016

Cloud Elements just announced at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference they are the first API Integration and Management Platform vendor to offer a revolutionary approach to publish and distribute API-based connectors as Lambda Functions, supporting a serverless architecture.

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API management leaves the nest

by Alex Handy, October 27, 2016

The role of the library is rapidly morphing into the role of the API. As services-based applications continue to become the norm inside enterprises, the next logical step is often to make them available to the outside world.

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API technology helps developers glue services and data together

by Joel Shore, September 29, 2016

To build comprehensive systems, it’s necessary to unite disparate applications, services, data sources and providers into something resembling a cohesive whole.

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Modernize your API with webhooks

by Mark Geene, September 22, 2016

Webhooks are event-driven APIs that overcome all kinds of integration challenges; you should be using them

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Building APIs, the Cloud Elements way

by Christophe Limpalair, September 19, 2016

Cloud Elements is a platform for API integration and management. This episode walks through how they built the platform including their architecture setup, development pipeline, and how they’ve implemented features like performance analytics.

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4 Secrets to Creating a Superior API

by Mark Geene, August 11, 2016

You can boost adoption of your API with a few tweaks — here’s how

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Marketers: You – Not Developers – Are the Main Consumers of APIs

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Sage, Cloud Elements Announce Partnership

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Sage Announces API Partnership: This Will Make Using Third-Party Apps a Breeze

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Cloud Elements Makes it Easy to Talk to Different Applications


Cloud Elements is a small company making big waves in the area of web application integration – for both enterprise customers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

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Serverless Microservices (and Minimal Ops): Current Limitations of AWS Lambda


Serverless architecture is a movement toward pure development and focus on core competencies. Today it is more critical than ever to focus on developer empowerment, all things considered with the current landscape of limitations.

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The Fight for API Product Survival Rests on the Enterprise

By Mark Boyd, April 25, 2016

Increasingly in tech, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model requires a rapid momentum towards gaining enterprise customers.

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API Integration for Marketers? Yes: 2016 is the Year of the Citizen Integrator

By Mark Geene, March 23, 2016

It’s time to stop thinking traditionally when it comes to APIs. The reality is that not everyone that uses APIs can speak JSON with perfect fluency or understand a cURL command completely. Beginning this year, the world of APIs will embrace a brand new era of consumption.

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The Official Saastr Podcast | Saastr 003: Scaling From A 50 to a 500 Person Company with Mark Geene, CEO

By Saastr, March 7, 2016

The Official Saastr Podcast is the latest and greatest from the world of Saastr, interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover their tips, tactics and strategies to attain success in the fiercely competitive world of SaaS.

Security and the Cloud: Trends in Enterprise Cloud Computing

By Sarah Patrick, March 3, 2016

With more than 90 percent of businesses in the US using cloud infrastructure, the features they value, the challenges they consider most prominent, and the amount of money they are willing to invest in cloud computing are important factors to understand.

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5 Predictions For APIs: A Consumption Perspective

By Mark Geene, March 1, 2016

This year, the relationship between application program interface (API) publisher and consumer is going to shift, and central to this is the Citizen Integrator.

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Teams that ski together, stay together: 3 Colorado companies who do winter right

By Jess RyanFeb. 19th, 2016

Colorado has a lot to offer, from Red Rocks to craft beer, top-notch universities and a growing startup community. But when most people think of Colorado, they think of one thing: the mountains.

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90% Of Enterprises Plan To Increase Or Maintain Annual Spend On Cloud Computing In 2016

By Business Solutions, Feb. 11, 2016

Cloud service providers should target opportunity in enterprise market, new survey findings suggest.

2016 Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey

By Sarah Patrick, Feb. 11, 2016

Clutch surveyed IT professionals at medium and large enterprises in the US to determine trends in cloud computing in the enterprise market.

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Tech startups may be cooling off as a lack of exits weighs on investors

By Greg Avery, Feb. 10, 2016

Mark Geene, a veteran executive who launched Denver-based Cloud Elements three years ago, believes Colorado startups will avoid the worst of the downturn in valuations.

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Elements of Success: Denver’s Cloud Elements tripled clients, revenue in 2015

By Greg Avery, Jan 29, 2016

Cloud Elements Inc. is coming off a good year, and CEO and founder Mark Geene doesn’t expect anything less out of 2016. “We expect to triple our business again,” Geene said.

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Cloud Elements integrates with BEN to further their Success

Jan. 7, 2016

Cloud Elements solves a problem that plagues nearly every app developer – integration. With this company’s revolutionary app integration software, developers are relieved from worrying about the constant struggle managing the integration of Application Program Interfaces.

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New products of the week 11.23.15

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Formula Builder is a user interface to design custom workflow templates to synchronize apps and data. Formula Builder is the first set of APIs to build workflows that are independent of the endpoint.

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Aggregation and abstraction core of API management | #StructureConf

by , Nov 19, 2015

As Structure, LLC’s Structure 2015 conference progresses, the attendees are continuing to mix and encounter each other, leading to combinations of interests that would be unlikely to come together in their usual environments.

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The 100 Best Places to Work in 2015

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13. Cloud Elements (Denver)
Denver-based Cloud Elements makes sure companies’ apps effectively utilize the cloud. But the tech company has a focus on the outdoors: In winter, the 40-person crew will take off for ski Fridays, and group hikes are the norm in summer. There’s a foosball table in the office for stress release and an ugly sweater party at Christmas. Plus, random bonuses and rewards—like all-expenses-paid outdoor excursions or brewery tours—are handed out for good performances.

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BrightTALK Releases New HubSpot Connector

By BrightTALKOctober 1, 2015

Marketing and sales can further optimize performance and accelerate prospects through the sales cycle with BrightTALK’s new HubSpot connector.

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New products of the week 09.21.2015

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Element Loader is a data migration tool to import, export and synchronize data across apps such as Hubspot and Salesforce to cloud storage services like Box and Google Drive, as well as popular CRM services.

Cloud Elements Unveils APIs, Partners With HubSpot

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Cloud Elements, a cloud API management and integration service, unveiled a set of bulk-loading APIs designed to help users import, export and synchronize data in their CRM and marketing automation applications.

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A Data Migration Tool To Help You Import, Export, and Sync Your Data In The Cloud

By Kin Lane, September 14, 2015

The Element Loader from API service provider Cloud Elements came across my monitoring this week, providing a configurable JavaScript application that help simplify data migration, allowing you to move content and data between cloud platforms, by putting their APIs to work.

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Cloud Elements Announces API for Data Mapping and Transformation

By Eric Carter, June 11, 2015

Cloud Elements, a cloud-based API management and integration solution provider, has announced the industry’s “first data mapping and transformation” APIs, Element Mapper. Element Mapper hopes to reduces both time and costs traditionally associated with the building, normalization, mapping and data transformation between cloud service endpoints.

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API Integration, Aggregation, Organization, and Reciprocity with Cloud Elements

By Kin Lane, June 10, 2015

I have had Cloud Elements under my API aggregation research for some time now, keeping an eye on what they are up to via their blogTwitter, and Github accounts. Cloud Elements takes a handful of top API driven platforms, which they organize into their Elements Catalog, aggregating them into a single API driven platform.

2015: The Year of the Cooperative App

By Mark Geene, February 13 2015

Over the last 20 years, software has slowly eaten the world. Marc Andreessen pointed out this trend in 2011 and noted that increasingly industries are going to be disrupted by software. Here we sit four years later with an “app” for everything. “There’s an app for that” is leading to the acceleration of fragmented software.

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Cloud Elements Releases CRM & Marketing Automation API “Hub”

By Mark Boyd, December 12 2014

Cloud Elements, a “cloud API integration and aggregation service” for developers, aims to be an abstraction layer-like hub for developers wanting to build apps that integrate with popular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). This week Cloud Elements released CRM and Marketing Hubs aimed at making it easy for developers to integrate their apps with multiple SaaS products at one time.

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The Top 100 Digital Employers in Colorado

By Garrett Reim, November 23rd, 2014

We’re happy to share Built In Colorado’s first ever ‘Top 100 Digital Companies’ list. The list catalogues Colorado’s top 100 employers in digital tech and shows an industry that has changed enormously in the last 10 years.

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Cloud Elements on growing up, moving out, and spending $3.1M

By Emerson Dameron, October 30th, 2014

In June, Cloud Elements pulled down $3.1 million in a funding round led by Grotech Ventures, Icon Venture Partners, and Galvanize Partners. The Denver tech company has been using that cash influx to continue its growth.

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Guest View: The 5 steps to building cooperative apps

By Mark Geene, October 7th, 2014

“Playing nice” with each other is something application users wish for as well. They want the cloud applications they use to just work together, nicely. They want their applications to share customer data, employee data and contact data with each other without having to call their IT departments.

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2014 Hottest Colorado Companies

By Lead411, September 17, 2014

In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in Colorado area, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its “Hottest Companies in Colorado” award. For over 13 years, Lead411’s technology and research team scours the web daily to find information about fast growing companies. Each day they are looking at press releases and news stories like venture financings, company launches, hiring plans, etc. This has given Lead411 insight on the hottest companies in the US, hence the awards.

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Free and Open Source Cloud Tools Proliferate

By Adrian Bridgwater, September 08, 2014

It has been a good week for open source cloud tools. Predictive analytics leader RapidMiner announced the introductory release of RapidMiner Cloud to make analytics more convenient as it allows users to store, manage, and deploy analytics in the cloud, with the ease of a single button. Then cloud API integration and aggregation service, Cloud Elements announced the launch of Filebrowser.io, a free, open source, cloud file browser.

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New open-source file browser promises to locate docs scattered across clouds

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Many companies have many document repositories — Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox. Cloud Elements says its new Filebrowser.io will give one-stop access to all that stuff — provided its API hub is used as well.

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Cloud Elements launches Filebrowser.io open source file browser for maximum flexibility

by InnovatioNews, September

Cloud Elements, a leading cloud API integration and aggregation service, announced the launch of Filebrowser.io, a free, open source, cloud file browser. The JavaScript library connects to the leading cloud document services including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.

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Tech startup: Cloud Elements

by Eric Peterson, September 03, 2014

In a Nutshell: Cloud Elements cuts the time required to integrate cloud-based apps with a suite of “elements” ranging from Salesforce and Sendgrid, to Dropbox and Zendesk. “We connect apps to the cloud, both mobile and SaaS, at a fraction of the cost and time,” says Geene. “Our special sauce is you write to a single API.”

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Tech Tuesday: 3 companies in the spotlight

by Scott Yates, August 12, 2014

Corey Rose sat down with Scott Yates for a look at three companies for the Tech Tuesday spotlight. They looked at companies in three categories, Crushing It, Colorado’s Own, and Early But Interesting… In our “Crushing It” category is Cloud Elements. This company is not too sexy, but it plays a crucial role for other companies who want to use cloud services like Google Drive and SendGrid from around the web and have them all work together for their company.

How Cloud Elements Connects Developers To The Cloud

By Ben Kuo, June 20, 2014

It’s a world of proliferating cloud services and applications out there right now, with dozens and dozens of useful cloud applications available to companies. However, with that proliferation, it’s getting harder and harder to connect enterprise applications and other cloud apps with everything else. That’s where Denver’s Cloud Elements comes into the picture. The company recently raised $3.1M to bring its vision of connecting developers to all kinds of cloud services from Grotech Ventures and Icon Venture Partners. We spoke with Mark Geene, CEO of the company, about what the vision for Cloud Elements.

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Cloud Elements closes $3.1 million to change API economy

by Erin Moriarty, June 17, 2014

Denver-based Cloud Elements, a cloud API integration and aggregation service, announced today that thanks in part to Grotech Ventures, Icon Venture Partners, and Galvanize Ventures, it raised a $3.1 million Series A round. This achievement opens several doors for Cloud Elements, allowing them to continue doing what they do best: changing the face of the API economy.

Cloud Elements attracts VC funding and adds to its board

by , June 18, 2014

Cloud Elements LLC, a Denver-based startup, raised $3.1 million in venture capital to expand the business just as it’s moved into new offices and added a new board member. The 18-month-old company makes a technology platform that helps software developers more easily make applications work well with cloud computing systems.

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Cloud Elements: Many Document Services Connected Through One API

by Greg Bates, January 8th, 2014

The cloud is a revolution, with mushrooming document services available for free. But is this the beginning of Babylon, where even if we can talk to each other, or rather to each others documents, we may not be able to do it fluently? Freedom creates diversity; it can also create barriers, often inadvertently. The Cloud Elements press release points to that vexing problem with an API as the solution.

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One API For Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and SharePoint

By Adrian Bridgwater, January 10, 2014

Cloud Integration Platform-as-a-Service company Cloud Elements has announced Documents Hub, a “one-to-many” integration platform service. This developer tool provides a single API to integrate Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and Microsoft SharePoint — all through a uniform set of REST API calls.

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Cloud Elements hub links apps with popular cloud storage services

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The tool provides a single application programming interface (API) that developers can use to integrate with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive and Microsoft SharePoint.

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Cloud Elements: Made by Developers for Developers

by , September 28, 2013

One day while Vineet Joshi and Atul Barve were developing API integration for a SaaS venture, they had a flash of brilliance. You see, they had been developing the same API integration again and again for each new venture, unable to carry their work over from the previous one.

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Cloud Elements Builds One API Hub For Lotsa Storage Clouds

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The systems integrator says its one-to-many hub will save app developers who want to tap into several storage clouds a ton of time and money.

Colorado tech startups, execs honored at CTA’s Apex Awards

By , September 10, 2013

The Colorado Technology Association honored local companies and members of the tech industry Tuesday night at the association’s annual Apex Awards. Technology Startup Of The Year: Cloud Elements LLC.

Fast growth for Cloud Elements

By , August 9, 2013

Cloud Elements has been in business just eight months, and already it’s hired 22 full-time employees and has offices in four cities.

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New Cloud Elements Messaging Hub Delivers Uniform API for SaaS Messaging Integration

by Janet Wagner, August 2nd, 2013

Cloud Elements, a company that provides pre-built integrations into leading cloud services, has announced the availability of the Cloud Elements Messaging Hub which connects Twilio and SendGrid APIs together. This new service provides enterprises the ability to seamlessly send and receive messages via SMS or email.

Cloud Elements adds Twilio, SendGrid integrations

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Applications integrator and consulting company Cloud Elements is adding support for the Twilio and SendGrid services as part of a new platform that speeds provisioning and integration of these cloud-hosted services with other cloud applications.

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The cloud services and consulting company has built an extensive catalog of pre-built “Elements” that can be used to speed application assembly and integration.

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