The Viennese software company SaaS Industries specializes in the development of interfaces for software developers. With the acquisition by Idera, the US B2B software company wants to supplement its portfolio of API products. […]
The Viennese software manufacturer SaaS Industries specializes in the development and sale of interfaces (application programming interfaces, so-called APIs) and microservices such as competitive analyses in e-commerce, the basis for data sets for training AI models, SEO monitoring. Data is automatically aggregated and analyzed in the background. The US software giant Idera, based in Houston (Texas), is now taking over the company founded by Andreas Altheimer (29) and Clemens Ehrenreich (29) and is thus expanding its portfolio of APIs such as Zenscrape, Zenserp, Reviewapi, Sportdataapi and other products. It was agreed not to disclose the exact purchase price, but the annual turnover at the time of the exit was over one million euros. SaaS Industries provides reliable, scalable API services to developers worldwide and has around 20,000 users.
Second exit for founder Andreas Altheimer
For Andreas Altheimer, this is the second exit in five years after the sale of the HR recruiting software Prescreen to Xing in 2017. “Thanks to our products, we have become a global player in the field of data aggregation over the past 2.5 years. We have built up an extremely diverse customer base – from hobby programmers to large corporations, everything is included.”
With this acquisition, Idera is supplementing its portfolio of APILayer interfaces, which was acquired by the Austrian brothers Paul and Julian Zehetmayr from the US company in January 2021 and attracted international attention. “SaaS Industries has seen a rapid demand for API products in recent years. Idera’s global reach and continuous investments in APILayer and API products make Idera the perfect partner for SaaS Industries. We are looking forward to the next stage of SaaS Industries’ growth,“ Ehrenreich adds. However, Ehrenreich and Altheimer are leaving the company with the takeover. “We have taken over the employees and are focusing on our new project userwell.com , a software that allows companies to collect structured feedback from their users and use it efficiently.“
Global player of data aggregation
The growth success of SaaS Industries is based on the implementation of a highly efficient sales process, as well as on a scalable system architecture that enables customers to serve millions of API requests per day. “We warmly welcome SaaS Industries to APILayer and Idera,” says John Burr, General Manager of APILayer. “This acquisition expands our portfolio to 70 APIs and offers our customers even greater added value. We are looking forward to being able to offer many more high-quality APIs in the future, such as Zenscrape and Zenserp, by investing in the APILayer API Marketplace.”