SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2016 – Following on the heels of two
promising investments, ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), the
enterprise cloud company, formalized ServiceNow
Ventures to accelerate the transformation of enterprise work. To
get Ventures off to a flying start, ServiceNow is hosting the CreatorCon
Challenge, in which startups compete to win their share of
$500,000 in investments.
ServiceNow Ventures will target:
- Early‑stage companies that develop cloud‑based applications
built on the ServiceNow platform.
- Growth‑stage vendors that
create strategic technology integrations with ServiceNow and partner
on go‑to‑market initiatives.
“The ServiceNow platform is revolutionizing the way work gets done
in IT, security, customer service and HR, as thousands of developers
are building powerful applications and integrations that leverage
machine automation and workflow,” said Dominic Phillips, vice
president, finance and corporate development, ServiceNow. “ServiceNow
Ventures fuels innovative and disruptive technologies that grow and
extend the ServiceNow ecosystem.”
ServiceNow Ventures’s portfolio includes two prior investments:
early‑stage company, Nuvolo, and enterprise software vendor, MuleSoft.
Nuvolo is a ServiceNow independent software vendor (ISV) and leading
developer of enterprise asset management applications for regulated
industries such as pharmaceutical and healthcare. MuleSoft’s software
platform enables global enterprises to create an application network
that connects their existing systems, like ServiceNow, and third‑party solutions.
“For more than a decade, ServiceNow has invested in building the
leading cloud platform for rapid enterprise application development
with unmatched reliability and best‑in‑class security,” said Tom
Stanford, CEO of Nuvolo. “Additionally, we now have access to
thousands of global enterprise customer opportunities and a
world‑class partner ecosystem.”
Calling Entrepreneurs Globally: The CreatorCon Challenge
The CreatorCon Challenge inspires startups to create new
applications that accelerate innovation on the ServiceNow platform and
deliver value to enterprise customers.
“ServiceNow is looking to create commercial momentum for the
talented developers building applications on our platform,” said Allan
Leinwand, CTO, ServiceNow. “The end goal for our customers is that
they have pre‑built, revenue‑generating applications on their core
enterprise cloud platform that run across their organization.”
Winners will receive an investment and awards from ServiceNow
Ventures to speed their development and go‑to‑market efforts. First
place will receive a $250,000 investment, second place a $150,000
investment, and third place a $100,000 investment. The CreatorCon
Challenge finalists will compete at the company’s annual CreatorCon
developer conference May 7 to 12, 2017 in Orlando, Fla.
Customers choose to build innovative business applications on the
ServiceNow platform that integrate, automate and modernize enterprise
work for the following reasons:
- A single mobile and web application development platform
- Contextual workflows that are optimized across the
- Components and integrations built once and
reusable across every application
- A single data model for
the enterprise eliminating data silos
- A delegated
development environment allowing anyone, regardless of skill or
experience, to create apps
- A modern, engaging user
experience across any device
- The availability, reliability
and security of the ServiceNow Enterprise Cloud
Additional benefits include exhibit space at the CreatorCon
developer conference, travel and expenses to attend CreatorCon,
membership in the ServiceNow Technology Partner Program and more.
Winning applications will undergo technical certification and will be
published on the ServiceNow Store where they will be available to
all ServiceNow customers globally. Additional contest details may be
found at CreatorCon Challenge.
More than 200 certified applications and integrations are
available on the ServiceNow Store to download today. The ServiceNow
Technology Partner ecosystem comprises more than 250 ISVs.
Visit this blog post on Nuvolo’s use of the ServiceNow
platform to build its business.
ServiceNow is changing the way people work. With a
service‑orientation toward the activities, tasks and processes that
make up day‑to‑day work life, we help the modern enterprise operate
faster and be more scalable than ever before. Customers use our
service model to define, structure and automate the flow of work,
removing dependencies on email and spreadsheets to transform the
delivery and management of services for the enterprise. ServiceNow
enables service management for every department in the enterprise
including IT, human resources, facilities, field service and more. We
deliver a ‘lights‑out, light‑speed’ experience through our enterprise
cloud – built to manage everything as a service. To find out how,
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