Microsoft Acquires Sunrise

sunriseMicrosoft (MSFT) acquired Sunrise, a New York City-based provider of a calendar app for iOS and Android.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

In a post, Rajesh Jha – Corporate Vice President, Outlook and Office 365, explained that Microsoft aims to create more meaningful, beautiful experiences in mobile email and calendaring across all platforms. He said: “We are making this acquisition because we believe a reinvention in the way people use calendars on mobile devices is long overdue. Our goal is to better help people manage and make the most of their time in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

After the acquisition, Sunrise will remain free and available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android and Desktop.
The company will hire designers & engineers to continue to build the product.

Led by Pierre Valade and Jeremy Le Van Sunrise had raised a $6m Series A round in 2014 and a $2.2m seed round in 2013.



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