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Avangate at
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Avangate powers modern Digital Commerce, finally solving the complexity of online commerce, subscription billing, and global payments for Software, SaaS and Online Services companies. Backed by a proven cloud platform, unmatched expertise and a depth of digital commerce services, Avangate helps digital business leaders drive the fastest path to revenue, maximize the value of every customer, and expand global reach. Over 4,000 of the most demanding digital businesses in over 180 countries trust Avangate including Absolute Software, Bitdefender, Brocade, FICO, HP Software, Kaspersky Lab, Telestream.

About Avangate

Leading Digital Commerce Provider

Founded in 2006, Avangate has the US headquarters in Redwood City and the European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Avangate's market-proven Digital Commerce solution enables software, SaaS and Online Services companies to rapidly embrace industry shifts, reach customers effectively, and adopt new business models with a view to optimizing profits across online and offline channels.

Avangate has a global reach by being present in key regions:

North America

HQ: Redwood Shores, CA

Corporate: Atlanta, GA

Western Europe

HQ: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eastern Europe

Development, Marketing & Support: Bucharest, RO

APAC

Sales Support

Avangate Vision, Mission, Values

Avangate will be the #1 commerce (eCommerce + billing + distribution) provider in the world for the software and online services markets.

Our Values are:

  • People make us who we are and it is only natural that we encourage teamwork, involvement, responsibility and mutual respect;
  • Excellence is a value that inspires us to deliver high quality work externally as well as internally and to constantly improve our knowledge;
  • We reward creativity, initiative and innovation, as these are the powerful engines moving us forward;
  • Customer delight is really the ultimate test of all our efforts and measure of success. Clients and partners appreciate our effectiveness, flexibility, integrity and transparency.

Our story

History of Innovation

Avangate was founded in 2006 as part of the GECAD family of companies. Since its founding, Avangate has become a solid presence on the international market for digital commerce, enabling companies to accelerate online sales through any channel, any model and any market. In October 2013 Francisco Partners acquired Avangate. Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses.

Avangate Milestones

Avangate eCommerce solution is launched, designed to help software vendors increase revenue via the online channel

Avangate opens first North American Sales office in San Francisco, CA

3TS Cisco Growth Fund invests in Avangate

Numerous awards including Deloitte Tech Fast500, The Golden Bridge, European Business Awards

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2015

The Avangate Company is founded, with headquarters in the Netherlands

Avangate services are PCI DSS Level 1 certified (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

Avangate is acquired by private equity fund Francisco Partners

Avangate is named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner and wins CODIE's Best eCommerce and Billing Solution Award

Avangate opened a new office in Atlanta, GA strengthening the presence in North America

Avangate Ranked The #1 Affiliate Network Focused On Digital Goods; network reaches 50,000 affiliates

Avangate Wins two more CODiE Awards: Best eCommerce & Billing Platform and Best Subscription Management Solution

Our Story

History of Innovation

Avangate was founded in 2006 as part of the GECAD family of companies. Since its founding, Avangate has become a solid presence on the international market for digital commerce, enabling companies to accelerate online sales through any channel, any model and any market. In Oct 2013 Francisco Partners acquired Avangate. Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses.

Avangate Milestones

2006

The Avangate Company is founded, with headquarters in the Netherlands

2009

Avangate services are PCI DSS Level 1 certified (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

2013

Avangate is acquired by private equity fund Francisco Partners

Avangate is named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner and wins CODIE's Best eCommerce and Billing Solution Award

2015

Avangate opened a new office in Atlanta, GA strengthening the presence in North America

Avangate Ranked The #1 Affiliate Network Focused On Digital Goods; network reaches 50,000 affiliates

Avangate Wins two more CODiE Awards: Best eCommerce & Billing Platform and Best Subscription Management Solution

2005

Avangate eCommerce solution is launched, designed to help software vendors increase revenue via the online channel

2007

Avangate opens first North American Sales office in San Francisco, CA

2011

3TS Cisco Growth Fund invests in Avangate

2014

Numerous awards including Deloitte Tech Fast500, The Golden Bridge, European Business Awards

Avangate Team

Meet the Avangate Management Team

Our core values guide us to always deliver exceptional results to our clients and community. We're a sincere company with a straightforward vision, hard at work helping software and SaaS companies get the most out of their businesses.

We've had an amazing journey to where we are today and now feel confident that we can provide you professional and effective solutions to cover all your business needs, so that your only concern is growth.

That being said, we present you the people who make Avangate tick.

Alex Hart

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Ilse

Chief Financial Officer

Erich Litch

Chief Revenue Officer

Sandip Mohapatra

Chief Operation Officer

Christopher Wassenaar

Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors

Cristian Badea

Chief Information Officer

Adriana Iordan

Chief Product Evangelist

Laurentiu Ghenciu

Vice President, EMEA Sales

Awards

Avangate Awards

Software, Saas and online services companies need a global partner that keeps them ahead of today's challenging market, helping to increase revenue and grow their business online.

Avangate's success in this role has been recognized through prestigious industry awards including:

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