GigaOM selects Wercker as winner of Structure:Europe 2012 LaunchPad

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Wercker among five promising cloud computing startups recognized in competition.

Cloud computing is expected to boom in Europe over the next few years, thanks in part to companies like Wercker.

GigaOM, a global technology media company, today announced Wercker as the winner of the Structure:Europe 2012 LaunchPad, a high-profile competition among Europe’s up-and-coming startups in cloud computing, internet infrastructure, and data. Amsterdam-based Wercker was chosen for its technology, which judges noted is a novel solution with significant impact on software developers.

Wercker is a continuous deployment SaaS platform that helps developers reduce risk and eliminate waste in their software development process by enabling them to test and deploy their code often, in a hassle-free way. The company is building an integral platform for how software gets deployed on the internet and in the cloud.

"We created Wercker to solve the pain we ourselves felt in the developer workflow and to increase developer velocity," said Micha Hernandez van Leuffen, CEO and co-founder of Wercker. "I'm very excited that Wercker won both the judges’ choice and the people’s choice awards for LaunchPad at Structure:Europe 2012, and look forward to democratizing continuous deployment."

Startups less than 12 months old with innovative technologies powering cloud computing, internet infrastructure, or big data applications were eligible to apply for LaunchPad. Five finalists, including Wercker, presented their business plans on stage this week at Structure:Europe 2012, GigaOM’s flagship event for cloud computing.

“Cloud computing is expected to boom in Europe over the next few years, thanks in part to companies like Wercker,” said Stacey Higginbotham, senior writer for GigaOM and co-chair of Structure:Europe. “All of our LaunchPad finalists are well on their way to becoming some of the most disruptive players in the European cloud market.”

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