App analytics firm App Annie acquires Amsterdam-based app analytics company Distimo

Netherlands headquarters to become App Annie’s European R&D center

The app analytics company App Annie today announced that it had acquired Distimo, a Netherlands based company in the same space. The founders of Distimo including CEO Vincent Hoogsteder will join San Francisco-based App Annie, and the company’s headquarters will become App Annie’s European R&D center.

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Bertrand Schmitt, CEO, App Annie

“Since we started App Annie four years ago, our vision has always been to build the most amazing app analytics and market intelligence platform for everyone in the digital content industry,” Bertrand Schmitt, CEO, App Annie, said in a blog post announcing the acquisition. “In the past four years, apps have irreversibly transformed the way companies distribute content and App Annie has become the industry standard. But this is just the beginning for us, and after spending a good amount of time with the Distimo founders, we were convinced that acquiring them will help us further accelerate.”

“It made complete sense for us to join the team at App Annie. We share the same vision to inform everyone in the app industry with the best data and analytics platform, and we’re excited about what we can achieve together and the road ahead,” Hoogsteder said.

App Annie also announced that it had raised a new $17 million round of funding from previous investors IDG Capital Partners, Greycroft Partners and Sequoia Capital.

The combined companies will now have nearly 270,000 registered business users, App Annie said, with nearly 600,000 apps using the company’s analytics tools.

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