AskMe has certainly been around the startup block in Seattle. Formed in 1999 by former Microsoft employees, the company barely survived the dot-com crash before repositioning itself and finally selling its assets to Realcom in 2008.
Now, AskMe has yet another chapter in its history. The company has been acquired yet again, this time by Seattle upstart Hivemyne. Terms of the purchase from Realcom were not disclosed, but Hivemyne gains the AskMe product, patents and customer relationships.
“We are pleased to be carrying Realcom’s vision forward by offering the market the class leading solution for knowledge management and social business software,” said Hivemyne chief executive officer Peter Holland.
Holland is well known in Seattle startup circles having previously founded InfoMove. He also previously worked at Teletronics Management Services and Nexus Cellular. Also on the Hivemyne team is David Wachter, the former COO of Realcom’s U.S. operations.