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Originate Acquires Boston-Based Applied Intelligence Group

Acquisition of digital design company comes as Originate expands enterprise offerings and establishes new presence in Boston area

San Francisco, CA (July 21, 2014)—Originate, a global digital product development and venture firm, announcedtoday the acquisition of Boston-area professional services firm Applied Intelligence Group, a leading developer of digital platform solutions for the enterprise. The acquisition represents continued expansion of the services Originate offers enterprise partners and establishes the company’s presence in the Boston area.

“Enterprises are increasingly coming to Originate for digital solutions that grow their market share,” said Rob Meadows, CEO of Originate. “I am thrilled about our acquisition of Applied Intelligence Group because it brings Originate unparalleled talent who can tackle the complex challenges our partners rely upon us to solve. Opening an Originate office in Boston also brings us closer to some of the country’s premier enterprises and institutions.”

Originate and Applied Intelligence Group have worked on projects together since 2012. Applied Intelligence Group has specialized in developing solutions for Boston-based businesses, such as BankBoston, and Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, the Walt Disney Company, and Apple. Originate’s expertise in creating digital solutions for educational institutions makes it well-positioned to partner with some of the country’s foremost universities that are located in the Boston area.

The Originate office in Boston will be headed by the former leadership team of Applied Intelligence Group, Alex Horovitz and Jeff Bartolini.

“From the first time we met Rob and worked with Originate, it was clear that we shared the same values and outlook,” said Horovitz. “Developing elegant software solutions for enterprises through a partnership model—where our partner’s success is our success—means everyone is aligned and firing all cylinders toward the same goal.”

The acquisition comes as Originate has made significant investments in enterprise services in recent months, including launching a new “Scala Transformation” offering that helps large companies transition off legacy digital platforms without interruption.

The Boston location will be Originate’s ninth office. The company has offices in Stockholm, China, and in six other cities throughout the United States.

Applied Intelligence Group was formed over two decades ago with expertise in design, development, and product management of digital solutions. Since its formation, Applied Intelligence Group has created desktop, web, and mobile products, and has developed and delivered complex enterprise infrastructures for a wide range of companies and institutions.

For additional details, read "Acton-based ​Applied Intelligence Group acquired by software development firm Originate" by David Harris, Tech Editor at Boston Business Journal, here.

About Originate

Originate, a pioneer in venture product development, partners with forward-looking enterprises and high growth startups to design, build, and invest in ambitious software products and companies. Originate's designers, developers, and product strategists design and build modern mobile, web, and data-driven software in iOS, Android, Ruby, Scala, Node.js, Javascript, and other scalable technologies. Founded in 2007, Originate has nine global offices including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Orange County, Boston, Stockholm, and Hangzhou, China. Go to www.Originate.com to learn more.

Contact: Jacqueline Jensen jacqueline.jensen@originate.com

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