Mein hassgeliebtes Aufgabenverwaltungstool Producteev wurde an Jive verkauft. Das verkündete einer der Gründer des beliebten Tools heute per Mail. Jive macht in „Social Business“. Genaueres findet man hier. Ich kann nur hoffen, das die Weiterentwicklung nun voranschreitet und die Gtasks, die Aufgabenverwaltung von Google, nun endlich bald unterstützt wird und ein paar kleinere Fehler beseitigt werden. Dann wird aus hassgeliebt auch endlich heißgeliebt.
Hier die Mail:
We’re very excited to share some big news with you: Producteev has been acquired by Jive*, the leader in Social Enterprise Software
When we started Producteev four years ago, the vision was to improve the way people were tracking tasks by creating an open platform with lots of entry points for your personal or team to-dos. After many product iterations, we finally found our sweet spot in 2010, and started improving our service month after month. Slowly but surely, we became available on different platforms such as iOS, Android, Mac desktop, as well as e-mail and IM.
In a couple of years, with a little less than $1.8M in venture funding, Producteev has become one of the heavyweights in the Task Management space, with over 2,000 paying corporate accounts today and growing.
We wanted to go way further, and start offering a lot more to our current customers. We’ve been working on a brand new version for a couple of months already, and believe me, it’s like nothing we’ve ever done before. Stay tuned on this.
We had a couple of options for the future, like raising a bigger round, but Jive approached us with a highly seducing one: „We love what you do, we love the product, join us, and we’ll give you more resources to build a real software leader“.
After spending a lot of time with multiple teams at Jive, our conclusion was that they were the kind of smart and nice people we really wanted to work with, who understand where we’re going with Producteev.
NOTHING IS CHANGING, PRODUCTEEV WILL ONLY GET BETTER, FASTER.
The good news: Producteev will be even stronger in the coming years, with more resources, with lots of amazing updates to the product, news apps (!!), and obviously, smart integration points to Jive, so you can collaborate with your team on more than tasks (think discussions, blogs, ideas, files…). Check out Jive’s cloud product here.
I want to take that opportunity to thank all of you, our users, friends, supporters, who have followed the journey. You were the ones giving us the strength to keep trying during the tough times, so thank you.
A big THANK YOU to our investors and advisors, who supported me no matter what. We owe you a lot. To Aric, my co-founder and CTO (and brother-in-law): you’re the man. To my team (Arico, Ju, Je, Ish, Bruno): I am so proud of all you guys, you brought us here, that’s what make me excited to continue this journey all together.
As for our team’s next step, we’re all going to Jive, and the majority of us (including myself), will be moving to Jive’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
We’re now back full speed working on V4 preparing some big surprises for you.
*Jive is the pioneer and world’s leading provider of social business solutions. Our products apply powerful technology that helps people connect, communicate and collaborate to get more work done and solve their biggest business challenges. Millions of users and many of the world’s most successful companies rely on Jive day in and day out to get work done, serve their customers and stay ahead of their competitors.