Who we are
Who is Apollo.io?
Founded in 2015, Apollo is a leading data intelligence and sales engagement platform trusted by 20,000 paying customers, from rapidly growing startups to some of the largest global enterprises. Its community-based approach to crowdsourcing data gives users maximum coverage while ensuring data accuracy.
Today, Apollo's advanced algorithms and unique data acquisition methods help 1 million sales professionals enrich and analyze prospects' data to increase quality conversations and opportunities.
How did it start?
Tim Zheng founded his first start-up, BrainGenie, in 2011.
We had built a great product but it was hard to grow our user base. We got stuck at around 5,000 users and although we bought a lot of sales tools, we were not moving the needle. So we decided to build our own sales prospecting tool and went from 5,000 to 150,000 users in just 5 weeks. We ended up having over a million users at BrainGenie just before I started Apollo. That's how Apollo.io was born.
CEO & founder