Our Story


Staring at the sea in Sicily the idea was born


Our founder Rene van Erk was frustrated about the lack of global insight into the Software Industry, which is necessary to select product development priorities and find M&A candidates. Rene decided to use Machine Learning to solve his problem.


Up North in Munich & Utrecht…


A joint R&D project started at the LMU University of Munich and University of Utrecht, and after 12 months the decision was made to start the actual development of the product.


Many moons and euros later in Amsterdam


In March 2013, the first commercial beta of ISVWorld was launched covering 92k ISVs. Once launched, many corporate and blue-chip customers started signing up.


First major release


New Data Scientists joined the team and the improvement of the algorithms lead to the first major release covering 120k ISVs globally.


Second major release


Increased coverage to 170k vendors, added focus on startup ISVs and keeping up to date with emerging technologies and markets, such as IoT and Mobile.

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