Rumor: Microsoft wants to take Wunderlist




Microsoft would be the Berlin start-up 6Wunderkinder want to take over, the company behind the to-do list app Wunderlist. This is reported by sources based on people who would be close to the acquisition. Both parties give no comments yet.

Germany’s Manager Magazin reported Wednesday that Microsoft now conducts advanced takeover talks with 6Wunderkinder. VentureBeat writes from their own sources that Microsoft probably less than $ 250 million, representing 224 million pay for 6Wunderkinder. The start-up was in 2013 by Sequoia investment valued at 60 million dollars. Both companies declined to comment opposite Manager Magazin on the possible acquisition.

Microsoft is lately more app developers. Thus, announced the company in December last year the company behind the mail app Acompli for iOS and Android have bought. Those apps were then converted into Outlook for Outlook for iOS and Android. In February took Microsoft’s calendar app Sunrise. Possibly Microsoft also plans to integrate the functionality of Sunrise and Wunderlist in its own apps, such as Outlook and OneNote.

In 2010 6Wunderkinder was founded by six programmers. In November of that year the start-up came with the app that it became known:. Wunderlist Wunderlist is a to-do list app with cloud functionality available include Windows, iOS, Mac OS and Android. Created lists can be accessed from virtually any Internet-connected device. The app is compatible with a free account, but paid a pro account adds more features to which among other things target collaboration are. Wunderlist was in 2013 by Apple named app of the year. Meanwhile, the app has nearly 13 million users.

Last week brought 6Wunderkinder a public API for Wunderlist, which Wunderlist tasks in other apps can be accessed and vice versa. Some developers have already built support for Wunderlist in their apps. Microsoft is one of them: his own note-taking app OneNote can already work with Wunderlist. Sunrise also belongs to the first API partners.

6Wunderkinder is one of many start-ups who sit for several years in the German capital. Likewise shop Zalando, audio platform SoundCloud and social network Research Gate from their headquarters. Investors like Sequoia, Atomico and Early Bird strike so far around $ 24 million in 6Wunderkinder.


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