A blog post on the official Clementine website on Wednesday announced that the workplace collaboration company has now been acquired by Dropbox. Financials involved were not disclosed.
Clementine, which was launched in September 2014, is a collaboration between a few veterans of the mobile, enterprise, and consumer worlds who got together to reimagine real time communications in a workplace. The company since, has delivered many amazing services including BYOD, OTT, and WebRTC.
Company’s co-founders Vinod and Samir said,
We’re now excited to announce the next stage of our journey — we’re joining Dropbox!
Our mission and passion for workplace collaboration remains the same. Our stage will grow dramatically as Dropbox builds on our technology to engage with its over 400 million users and 100,000 businesses.
The company had a wide range of investors & advisers including Homebrew, Redpoint, WTI, John Robb, Ariel Seidman, Roy Sehgal,Chad Thornton, and Steven Bulfer, and the founders have shown their thanks to them through the blog post.
According to the post, Clementine’s focus will remain the same even after the Dropbox acquisition. The difference will be the growth in the bandwidth as Dropbox builds on the technology to engage with its over 400 million users and 100,000 businesses.
The two year old project’s service will be shutting down on the 31st of August though, including the free portions of the apps.
The founders believe that this is the next step for the communications company and that Dropbox will surely help in taking the project to the next level.