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What is Atlassian?

  • Atlassian
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  • Title: Software Development and Collaboration Tools
  • Legal Name: Atlassian Corporation Plc
  • Founded: 2002
  • Founders: Mike Cannon-Brookes, Scott Farquhar
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Atlassian Corporation is an Australia-headquartered company that focuses on developing products for software developers, project managers, and other software development teams. The company has more than 180,000 customers, 5,000 Atlassians worldwide, and over 4,000 apps in its marketplace. Atlassian is mostly known for its products including, Jira, Bamboo, Fisheye, Trello, Atlassian Marketplace, and Crucible.

Atlassian was founded in 2002 by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, who met each other while they were students at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The duo started the company with a $10,000 credit card debt. The company name is derived from the Atlas, a character in Greek mythology who is punished to hold up the heavens. The company used a logo that reflects the company’s name, until the rebranding in 2017. The company released its first product, Jira in 2002. Two years later, the company announced the release of Confluence, a platform allowing team collaboration. After raising $60 million in 2010, the company made some important acquisitions to strengthen its software offerings. The company was restructured in 2014 and the parent company of Atlassian became Atlassian Corporation, registered in the UK, however, Atlassian’s actual headquarters remained in Sydney.

The company made its first acquisition in 2007. Atlassian acquired Australian software company, Cenqua and added FishEye, Crucible, and Clover into its portfolio. The company also acquired HipChat, Bitbucket, Trello, OpsGenie, Agilecraft, Code Barrel, Halp, and Mindville. Atlassian announced revenue of $1.61 billion during its fiscal year 2020. The company has global offices in 7 countries and more than 2.5 million community members.

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