Appirio was founded by Chris Barbin (former Borland Software CIO), Narinder Singh, Glenn Weinstein, and Mike O’Brien in 2006. In 2007, Appirio established its headquarters in Salesforce.com’s Startup Incubator in San Mateo, California. In 2012, Appirio moved its headquarters to San Francisco, California. In August of 2015, Appirio announced that the Indianapolis Office would be named company headquarters.
In March 2011, Appirio acquired Infowelders, a Salesforce consultancy based in Louisville, KY. In December 2011, Appirio acquired Saaspoint, a provider of cloud consulting services in Europe. In November 2012, it went on to acquire Knowledge Infusion, a human resources and talent management advisory and consulting services firm. In September 2013, Appirio acquired TopCoder, a community of 500,000 developers, engineers and designers that find and collaborate on software development assignments ranging from applications and websites, to back-end corporate systems. CloudSpokes, Appirio’s competing platform with 75,000 users, was merged into TopCoder in January 2014.
As of October 20, 2016, Appirio has announced that they will be acquired by Wipro, an Indian Information Technology Services corporation based in Bangalore,India.