"This company has become something that has me completely in awe. First, I am in awe of our customers—truly world-class organizations driving great products into the market. Second, I am in awe of our team—some of the brightest and most passionate minds in technology."
Kabir Shahani cofounded Appature in January 2007 with a vision of delivering bleeding-edge software that provides tremendous business value while still being easy and fun to use. Appature Nexus is a relationship marketing technology platform that provides companies the tools to focus on their target customers, make more informed business decisions and drive overall revenue while saving money on marketing campaign execution. Appature's approach has been so unique that the company already works with top brands in the healthcare vertical and achieved profitability its first year. In recognition of the company's success, Kabir was named one of BusinessWeek's "Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs of 2009" and was also named a 2011 Puget Sound Business Journal "40 Under 40" honoree. More recently, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Kabir as its 2012 Washington state "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" and and was recognized by PharmaVoice magazine as being one of the ‘100 most inspiring people in pharma.'
Prior to launching Appature, Kabir was the director of business development at Blue Dot, where he helped raise a significant amount of angel funding, developed strategic partnerships and managed public relations. Prior to Blue Dot, Kabir served as project manager for Avanade, a global consulting firm and joint venture of Microsoft and Accenture, where he led teams and executed software projects for Fortune 500 companies. Kabir has also been closely involved in sales efforts at Avanade and Zones, Inc., where he led the company in number of software licenses sold during his tenure.