Alfresco was founded in January 2005 and has its headquarters in Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK and in Highland, Utah, USA. Its investors include the leading investment firms Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund and SAP Ventures.
The first product launch occurred in October 2005 and in May 2006 it went completely open source. According to the web site, there have been 1.5 million downloads, for over 550 customers, with some very impressive names, including FedEx, Swisscom Mobile Labs, Harvard Business School Publishing, the New York Stock Exchange and Fox.
Alfresco has set up a partner channel consisting of systems integrators (such as Unisys, Atos Origin and the Sopra Group), solution/OEM partners and hosting partners.