Quip, a maker of cloud-based document-management tools that is owned by Salesforce, has acquired Unity&Variety, a small San Francisco maker of productivity tools, for an undisclosed sum.
“We’re hyped to announce that starting today we’ll be continuing our work with our talented friends over at Quip, a Salesforce company” is the only content on the Unity&Variety website, aside from four lines of text: “Unity&Variety&Quip&Salesforce.”
The Unity&Variety team includes co-founder Joey Flynn, co-founder Drew Hamlin and Andy Chung. It was founded in 2015.
That team “will work closely with Bret Taylor, a former colleague of theirs from Facebook, to add creative and visual elements to Quip,” a Salesforce spokesperson said in an email. Quip co-founder Bret Taylor was CTO of Facebook and co-creator of Google Maps.
Salesforce bought San Francisco-based Quip in August, paying about $582 million in stock and making it a wholly owned subsidiary.
“As part of Salesforce, we will be able to expand our service more quickly and reach millions of people all over the world,” Quip wrote at the time of its acquisition. “Salesforce and Quip share the same philosophy about software: it should be in the cloud, built for the mobile era, and be inherently social.”
Quip was founded in 2012. At the time of its acquisition by Salesforce it had a team of roughly 40 people and had raised $45 million in two rounds of funding.
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