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Virtual, Inc. Marks 15th Anniversary with New Technology Association Clients: Apache Software Foundation and Prpl Foundation

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Oct. 27, 2014 – Virtual, Inc. (, a leading technology-focused association management company, has recently signed two new specialized clients: the Apache Software Foundation and the prpl foundation. The firm is now celebrating 15 years of successfully launching, managing, and transforming trade associations, standard-setting organizations, professional societies, consortia, and advocacy groups.

The non-profit Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for the Apache community, whose products power half the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, store billions of objects in virtually every industry, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers worldwide. The Foundation shepherds, develops, and incubates more than 200 Open Source innovations with an established framework for intellectual property and financial contributions, led by a volunteer community of 450 individual members and 4,000 contributors across six continents.

The prpl (pronounced “Purple”) foundation is an open-source, community-driven, collaborative non-profit foundation targeting and supporting the MIPS architecture — and open to others — with a focus on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures. MIPS implementations are primarily used in embedded systems such as mobile devices, routers, residential gateways, and consumer electronics devices.

“We are fortunate to have experienced 15 years of steady growth and grateful to have been a part of many global technology movements that have since transformed the lives of consumers and altered the business landscape,” said Bruce Rogers, Virtual’s founder and CEO. “We’re looking forward to helping bring more exciting innovations to market in the years ahead.”

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About Virtual, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Virtual, Inc. is a full-service association management company that combines advanced technology, best practices and innovation to provide its clients with world-class business operations, freeing organization leaders to focus on their missions and programs. Virtual was named to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for 2012. The firm has been named three times to Inc. Magazine’s list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies. Virtual is accredited by the AMC Institute, the global trade group that represents the association management industry. For more information about Virtual, Inc., visit, or call +1 781-246-0500.