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Creating the Subscription Experience

It all began with a vision in a tiny office in Mountain View, California. In 2007, after several years at WebEx & salesforce.com, K.V. Rao, Cheng Zou and Tien Tzuo began to evangelize a fundamentally new business model. One where companies of all sizes would offer broad libraries of services via subscriptions. And one that would challenge the 20th century manufacturing economy by shifting the focus to delivering services instead of products. They called this the Subscription Economy.

Since then, Zuora has been enabling the Subscription Economy by building the next generation commerce platform. Zuora’s subscription management software has enabled 21st century businesses around the world from startups to enterprises in any industry to launch and monetize any subscription products and services.

Defined by our rapid pace of product innovation and our relentless commitment to customer success Zuora has fostered a loyal customer community—each, in their own way, driving the Subscription Economy. And it’s not just our customers. Zuora and the Subscription Economy have attracted major buzz from some of the best known news publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, BBC and TechCrunch.

Today, Zuora is headquartered in Foster City, CA, with satellite offices throughout North America, Europe and China. More than 400 passionate professionals enable us to power the Subscription Economy.

the zuora timeline

 Zuora Timeline 2013
Zuora Timeline 2013


Zuora celebrates 50th consecutive product release

Series E led by Next World Capital, Vulcan Capital and Northgate Capital

 Zuora Timeline 2012
Zuora Timeline 2012


Zuora named Company of the Year by AlwaysOn

Zuora opens offices in Australia

 Zuora Timeline 2010
Zuora Timeline 2010


Zuora jumps the pond, opening offices in Europe

TechCrunch announces we’ve signed over $1B in subscription revenue

Series C led by Redpoint Ventures

Zuora’s first Forbes article

Zuora’s 30th consecutive product release

Series D led by Index Ventures, Greylock Partners and Dave Duffield

Signed over €2 B in contracted revenue for Europe

Zuora trademarks the Subscription Economy®

 Zuora Timeline 2009
Zuora Timeline 2009


Series B led by Shasta Ventures

Zuora’s first Wall Street Journal article

 Zuora Timeline 2008
Zuora Timeline 2008


Series A led by Benchmark Capital and Marc Benioff

Zuora Launches flagship product, Z-Billing

TechCrunch calls Zuora “the Salesforce of online billing”

Zuora launches Z-Force, the first billing and payment solution fully integrated with Salesforce CRM

 Zuora Timeline 2007
Zuora Timeline 2007


Zuora is founded by K.V. Rao, Cheng Zou and Tien Tzuo


Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business in the category of Female Executive of the Year.

Marlene Summers, Senior Director, Zuora Global Support, received the Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business in the category of Female Executive of the Year.

Ventana Research’s Technology Innovation Awards

Zuora was selected by Ventana Research as a winner of the annual Technology Innovation Awards, which recognize pioneers that have developed visionary and transformative technology.

Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List

Zuora was included on Wealthfront’s list of career-launching companies for providing young people with an ideal place to start their careers.

Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for the
“Top 50 Places to Work” 2015

Glassdoor compiled responses from more than 250,000 employees among 65,000 companies around the world to compile their list of the Top 50 Places To Work.

CNBC Disrupter 50 List

Zuora was selected as one of the 2014 CNBC Disrupter 50.

AlwaysOn Global 250 Award 2013

Zuora once again makes the 2013 AlwaysOn Global Top 250 Company list, representing the most promising private companies in the global Internet-based sectors.

OnDemand 2013 — Top 100 Company

Zuora was selected for the fourth year in a row as one of OnDemand’s Top 100 private companies. We were one of 23 On-Demand Software Business Management Applications.

2013 CRN’s 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors

Zuora was selected as one of CRN’s 2013 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors. Of that list, Zuora was also highlighted as one of the 20 Top Cloud Software Vendors alongside Google, Salesforce, and Workday.

2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global Finalist

Zuora is selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s most innovative global companies. Finalists are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and disruption into their respective industries.

OnDemand 2012 – Top 100 Company

For the third year in a row, Zuora makes the pretiguous list of OnDemand’s Top 100 private companies. This is an epic list of game-changing technologies that we’re extremely proud to be a part of.

CRN’s 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors

In the company of Google, Salesforce, and Workday, Zuora makes this list as a cloud software vendor solution providers should have their radar on their radar screens.

ZDNet 2012 CRM Watchlist

Greenberg gushes “Led by superstar CEO Tien Tzuo, they dominate the market.” This the third time Zuora hs made Paul Greenberg’s CRM Watchlist. ZDNet includes non-CRM companies like Zuora because of the impact they have on the CRM industry.

VentureWire’s FASTech 50

Zuora is named to VentureWire’s FASTech 50 list of the most innovative technology start-ups. Zuora was selected from a pool of hundreds of venture-backed companies by the editors of Dow Jones VentureWire and a board of leading venture capitalists, and was the sole subscription commerce company to be chosen.

THINKstrategies’ 2011 Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award

THINKstrategies has formally recognized Zuora as a SaaS company producing tangible business benefits by honoring them with the Best in SaaS showplace (BoSS) Award. The powerful business benefits Zuora provides and is measured on for this award include increased sales, lower costs, higher customers satisfaction, faster operations and greater predictability.

2011 Red Herring North America Finalist

Zuora is selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s most innovative companies in North America. Finalists are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and disruption into their respective industries.

Lead411’s Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley 2011

Lead411 recognizes Zuora as one of the fastest growing technology companies of 2011 in Silicon Valley.

2011 OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies

Chosen by the AlwaysOn editorial team, Zuora is listed as one of 100 private companies disrupting the established enterprise and pioneering cloud computing and SaaS.

JMP Hot 100 Best Privately Held Software Companies — 2011

JMP’s Hot 100 profiles leading private companies in the software industry, as identified by the software research team at JMP Securities.

ZDNet 2011 CRM Watchlist

ZDNet adds Zuora to their 2011 Watchlist because of Zuora’s “management team, the partnerships, the marquee customers, the thought leadership, the market presence and the strong funding and revenue growth.”

Sys-Con Media — 90 Cloud Companies to Watch in 2011

Sys-Con Media names Zuora as one of 90 Cloud computing to watch in 2011, right alongside Amazon, Salesforce.com, Google Apps and VMWare.

Innovative Company to Watch Under $100M

Zuora has been selected by IDC as one of ten companies highlighted in a new report entitled “Innovative Software Companies Under $100M to Watch” for 2010.

2010 AlwaysOn Global 250

Zuora chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the 2010 AlwaysOn Global 250 winners.

Dream Simplicity — Top 10 Fastest Growing SaaS Companies

Zuora listed as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing SaaS Companies.

Lead411’s Hottest Silicon Valley Companies Award 2010

Zuora recognized as being one of Silicon Valley’s Hottest Companies for it’s growth and momentum in 2010.

Beagle Research ThinkForward Award

Zuora Wins ThinkForward Award from Beagle Research for Helping make the SaaS Business Model More Profitable.

Cloud Computing Journal — The Top 250 Players in Cloud Computing

Zuora named one of the most active in the cloud ecosystem.

AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies 2010

Zuora Named by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner. Cloud management leader recognized for creating and leading the subscription billing industry.

SIIA CODiE Award Finalist — Best Software-as-a-Service 2010

SIIA selects Zuora’s flagship Z-Billing application as a CODiE Award finalist for Best Software-as-a-Service. Zuora was the only billing and subscription commerce solution to receive such honors.

Under the Radar — Best in Show 2009

Zuora wins “Best in Show” — Judges Choice, “Web Services Category Winner” — Judges’ Choice and Audience Choice at Under the Radar’s Clarity in the Cloud event.

AlwaysOn Global 250 Private Companies List 2009

Zuora has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies List, given to the best private, emerging innovators in technology, successful in creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets.

2009 Red Herring 100

Zuora named to the Red Herring 100 North America.

2009 JMP Securities Hot 100

Zuora — the only subscription billing solution named to JMP Securities Hot 100 — The Best Privately Held Software Companies.

Software Satisfaction Awards 2009

Finalist — Newcomer of the Year

Beagle Research WizKids Award 2009

Zuora honored in Beagle Research’s annual WizKid Report with a CRM WizKids award for innovation in front office software.

The Annual American Business Awards — Best New Company of the Year — Finalist 2009

Zuora named a finalist in the “Best New Company of the Year” category in the 7th Annual American Business Awards.

TiECon50 Finalist 2009

Zuora beats out 1000 companies to enter the final round in the TiECon50.

ZDNet 2009 CRM Companies to Watch 2008

Zuora listed as one of 11 CRM Companies to Watch in 2009 by ZDNet’s Paul Greenberg.

The Laurel Group — Thought Leaders of the SaaS Revolution 2008

Tien Tzuo named Thought Leader of the SaaS Revolution by Laurel Group.

CRM Magazine Rising Star 2008

Zuora Wins CRM Magazine’s 2008 CRM Market Award in the Rising Star Category.

SIIA NetGain Preview Award 2008

Zuora named SIIA Preview Award winner.