Saturday, April 17, 2010

Google compró DocVerse

El mes pasado Google compró la empresa DocVerse por 25 millones de dólares.

La empresa DocVerse fue fundada en San Francisco hace tres años por Shan Sinha (Founder/CEO) y Alex DeNeui (Founder/CTO). Además cuenta con Rishi Sharma (Engineering), Jeremy Roy (Engineering) y Himanshu Vasishth (Engineering).

DocVerse aprovecha el hueco de funcionalidad que necesitan los usuarios de Microsoft Office con los programas Word, excel y PowerPoint cuando quieren trabajar en grupo para realizar este tipo de documentos.

Os dejo con el mensaje de presentación de DocVerse que aparece en su web:
DocVerse was founded in 2007 by Microsoft veterans Shan Sinha and Alex DeNeui, who finally gave up on the constant back-and-forth email attachments required to share and edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents.

When it comes to working with others on documents, not much has changed in the last 10 years. You save files on your computer, email them back and forth to your friends and coworkers, wait for feedback, manually incorporate everyone’s edits, and then send the new version back out for everyone to review, only to repeat the same cycle.

DocVerse was founded to radically improve the way over 600M people work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. DocVerse combines the benefits of web-based collaboration tools like Google Docs and Zoho with the power and familiarity of the world's most popular productivity application, Microsoft Office.

DocVerse offers the first ever product to truly enable real-time sharing and editing of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. Its key advantage is that it does not require you to learn a new way to work by seamlessly plugging into Microsoft Office.

DocVerse raised its first round of investment in 2008 from world-class investors, including the very same investors who initially backed Google, PayPal and Twitter. Their advisory board includes executives from Microsoft, Google and Adobe.

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