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time to market and flexibility to change are key competitive advantages. Mendix is leading this trend

Software company to use funds to build out global sales and marketing operations

London, UK – October 31st, 2011 – Mendix (www.mendix.com), a leader in the PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) market, today announced the closing of a $13 million Series A round of financing. The round was led by Prime Ventures, with HENQ Invest following on its earlier seed investment. The investment will support the company’s international expansion and fuel its global sales efforts, building upon its fast growing partner network and user community.

Since its product launch in 2007, Mendix has remained profitable experiencing triple digit revenue growth year over year; acquiring and retaining customers such as GE, Genzyme and TNT. In addition to the funding, Prime Ventures’ Roel de Hoop will join the Board of Directors for Mendix and work alongside the company to help accelerate the global expansion.

“Mendix is at the intersection of several IT trends including PaaS, agile development & app stores. These trends, combined with their innovative technology and collaborative approach to aligning the business and IT sides of an organisation, enable them to deliver real business value to their customers,” said Sake Bosch, managing partner at Prime Ventures. “We are living in an app driven world, where time to market and flexibility to change are key competitive advantages. Mendix is leading this trend, and we are very excited to support them with our experience and network to build a global success.”

The company’s core product, the Mendix Agile Business Platform helps companies rapidly develop, deploy and integrate applications at a fraction of the time of existing tools and platforms. Mendix applications can then be deployed in the cloud, on mobile devices or locally at the customer’s site.

“To date we have always organically achieved triple-digit growth on the results of delivering business value and solving real pain-points for our clients,” said Derek Roos, CEO of Mendix. “Our customers are looking to increase their business agility and turn to Mendix to jumpstart their productivity and app deployment. The partnership with Prime comes at the right time for us to accelerate our abilities to meet this demand and act quickly in sales, marketing and product innovation.”

About Mendix
Mendix enables business change by helping companies rapidly develop, deploy and integrate business apps at a fraction of the time and cost. Our platform simplifies collaboration between Business & IT, enabling business engineers and reducing IT dependency. Mendix has over 20,000-users worldwide and has been recognized by leading analyst firm Gartner as a Cool Vendor. Mendix is a global company with offices in the US, UK, the Netherlands and South Africa. For more information please visit, http://www.mendix.com.

About Prime Ventures
Prime Ventures is a leading venture capital and growth equity firm focusing on investing in companies in the technology and related industries and leverages its capital, experience and network to actively guide them into global category leaders. From its offices in Amsterdam and Cambridge Prime Ventures manages over 275 million euro in committed capital. For more information please visit, http://www.primeventures.com.

PR Contact
Carina Birt, Sarum PR
PR for Mendix UK
+44 1722 411150
carina@sarumconsultancy.co.uk

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