Will Engine Yard go the M&A route?

CEO John Dillon about Engine Yard's prospects, and likely acquirers

Financial trends and news by Bambi Francisco Roizen
December 5, 2011
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About a year ago, Salesforce snapped up Heroku for $212 million in cash, leaving Engine Yard to be the leading stand-alone Ruby platform for developers. Has Heroku gotten stronger under the Salesforce umbrella? I spoke with John Dillon, CEO and founder of Engine Yard, about Engine Yard's competitive edge again Heroku and whether Engine Yard would exit in the same manner and which companies would make sense to be acquired by. "A lot of companies who don't know the cloud will buy their way in," said Dillon, predicting a lot more M&A to come. 

Watch the interview for Dillon's answers as well as his outlook on revenue. So far this year, Engine Yard has seen a 150% year-over-year growth in sales and it has 20 times more revenue than Heroku, according to Dillon. Heroku is said to be generating $2 million in annual sales. 


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