QuickBooks, the global developer network with more than 20 million users, is in talks with a consortium of investors to expand its developer network.
The network is looking for a strategic partner to help it grow, according to the latest details shared by the company’s CEO, Robert J. Boulton.
In a statement, Boultons CEO confirmed that QuickBooks was in discussions with the consortium for a network, with a focus on developers.
“As an international developer network focused on global development, we’re excited to work with a group of global investors to build the fastest and most powerful developer network in the world,” he said.
“We’re also looking for additional partners, who will be part of our network to further strengthen our developer network and provide access to our ecosystem for all of our users.”
QuickBooks has been an important part of the developer community for more than a decade.
Since its launch in 2009, it has grown to over a million users.
It’s the only developer network that’s managed to stay competitive against the likes of Amazon and Google, with its focus on cross-platform development and a low-cost product.
It recently added a few new features to the platform, including a new, mobile-friendly version of QuickBooks’ developer platform, and its own developer tools.
With a new version of its developer tools, it’s adding a number of new features, including more flexible search and collaboration, as well as new features like a unified interface and new features for mobile devices.
Boulton confirmed that a number and types of partnerships will be considered by the network’s investors, with more to be revealed in the coming months.
He added that Quickbooks plans to build partnerships with several high-profile companies, including Google, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Facebook and Amazon.
This is just the latest development for a developer ecosystem in the US, which has been under fire from tech companies, politicians and even some of its own regulators.
As we’ve reported, the US Department of Labor has announced a rule to ban some forms of paid-for software in the United States.
While it is still unclear exactly how much QuickBooks will be paid, its investors are looking to invest in the platform to grow.