Robert Wahbe, who spent 16 years at Microsoft as corporate vice president of product management in the Server and Tools Division, has emerged at the helm of a stealthy Seattle startup by the name of of Highspot. We discovered the startup in a SEC filing this morning, which indicated that the company has raised $2.25 million in financing. No investors were listed in the filing, and we’ve reached out to Wahbe for more comment.
At this point, it appears that Highspot is staying under the covers. The company’s Web site indicates that it is operating in stealth mode as it builds products at “the “intersection of business, social, and search.”
The company writes on its Web site:
“Today, it’s much too hard to find the information you need to get your job done. We know what we want – we experience it every day on the Internet. Search delivers pinpoint results. There are fun and useful places to explore almost any topic under the sun. We can share information with other people in rich and compelling ways. At Highspot, our goal is to bring these kinds of experiences to work, so you can find and share a critical business document as quickly and easily as you can find and share a great book.”
There are no shortage of companies in the market trying to make it easier to sift through business-oriented data, but without digging more into Highspot, it’s a bit tough to see where it may fit. Stay tuned.