Dropbox Acquires Design Collaboration Platform Pixelapse

Image Source: Pixelapse Blog

Image Source: Pixelapse Blog

After acquiring Israeli mobile productivity startup CloudOn, now San Francisco based cloud storage company Dropbox has acquired Pixelapse, a startup building collaboration tool for designers, for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, Pixelapse will continue as a standalone product for the next year, but it seems like the eventual goal is to migrate customers over to Dropbox.

We started Pixelapse with the mission of building the definitive version control and collaboration platform for creatives. Since then, we’ve been fortunate to become a part of the daily workflow of tens of thousands of freelance designers and creative teams. The prospect of developing products at Dropbox that expand this vision to millions of users is tremendously exciting, Pixelapse wrote in a Blog Post.

Our new development efforts will be focused on bringing the same kinds of collaboration and workflow experiences that you’re used to in Pixelapse over to the core Dropbox product.

Started in 2011, California-based Pixelapse is a place to share designs and work together. The startup builds tools to improve the design process and make collaboration easier. Also, it simplifies version control and makes it accessible for designers to share and discuss their work with their friends, colleagues and the world. The firm had raised two undisclosed amount of seed rounds from Spark Capital and Y Combinator in 2012.

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