and yFiles go to where their customers are.
Germany-based yWorks GmbH and Algorithmic Solutions
Software GmbH are making another substantial move to expand their
businesses in the U.S.A. by launching Quappa, a new joint venture
company in the fastest growing county in the U.S.A, Loudoun County,
VA, close to Washington, DC.
Quappa’s initial task is to market, sell and service the
flagship products LEDA and yFiles, extensive software libraries
providing algorithms and components for software development in
Java TM and C++ technology as well as for Microsoft® .NET.
Quappa plans to be fully operational with its own offices by February
According to Dr. Christian Uhrig, president & CEO of Algorithmic
Solutions (AlgoSol), the new company is part of AlgoSol's and yWorks'
ongoing efforts to improve the service for their American customers.
LEDA and yFiles are no newcomers to the American market – the
libraries already convinced brand-name companies like HP, IBM,
Celera, and many more.
„We currently handle our worldwide sales from Germany and
cannot adequately take into account the legal, administrational
and cultural differences in procedures and handling. With Quappa
we will be able to adapt our procedures to American requirements
thus being able to better support our customers located in the
United States.“ says Angelika Kirchmeyer, the incoming CAO
Quappa found a strong helping hand in Loudoun County: LaunchDreams
Quappa not only benefits from sophisticated management expertise,
LaunchDreams also serves as advisor regarding the company formation
and strategic and operational aspects of launching and running
the company. “We are in the business of helping entrepreneurs
launch their business dreams” says President & CEO Wolfgang
Tolle, a dual German-US citizen who has extensive executive experience
on both sides of the Atlantic. And he adds “Quappa has a
great opportunity in the US. But the US market is demanding and – to
the eventual surprise of many Germans - very different from Germany.
Quappa’s very entrepreneurial management should be commended
for recognizing the need to work closely with local experts. We
are looking forward to a long and enduring relationship.”
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Algorithmic Solutions Software GmbH
provides software and consulting in order to enhance software
applications by algorithmic intelligence. Founded 1995 by
former research associates of the Max-Planck-Institute for
Computer Science, the company focuses on analysis of problem
domains and on building the required algorithmic solutions.
Algorithmic Solutions Software GmbH
yWorks GmbH is an internationally-oriented
software and consulting company located in Tuebingen, Germany.
Founded 2000, the company provides sophisticated solutions
for the visualization and automatic layout of diagrams and
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LaunchDreams LLC. offers the services so critical
to helping entrepreneurial leaders of the 21st century grow
their ventures, whether it is still an idea or an already
established activity. LaunchDreams' mission is to help these
entrepreneurial leaders launch their business dreams with
a focus on avoiding mistakes of others, saving money, and
shortening business cycles to ultimately help clients design
and build entrepreneurial ventures more strategically, and
to shorten the path to success.
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is a C++ class library
of efficient data types and algorithms. It provides algorithmic
know-how in the fields of graph and network problems, geometric
computing, combinatorial optimization and many more.
For more information on LEDA please see:
yFiles is a Java(tm) class library offering essential building
blocks for servlets, applets and desktop applications that
analyze, visualize, and automatically arrange graphs, diagrams
and networks. It can be integrated into existing software solutions
to enhance its functionality or it can be used to build whole
new applications from scratch.
For more information on yFiles please see:
Loudoun County, VA, just west
of Washington, DC, has been among the top three fastest growing
counties in the United States for many years, both in terms
of job growth and population growth. Loudoun County is a vibrant
home to many small and medium-sized technology companies as
well as world headquarters of larger companies such as America
Online and MCI. Loudoun County is also home to Washington Dulles
International Airport, one of the nation’s fastest-growing
airports and hub for international and domestic connections.