After months and months of meetings, late nights and a mountain of paperwork, we can announce that we have raised $1.6M USD in a funding round from a series of investors led by Ark Angels Activator Fund and SOFI (PMV). We will use the proceeds to expand our list of supported SaaS applications and scale business growth, connecting 200 major SaaS applications by 2017, and no less than 500 by 2018. That is a lot of syncing.
I’ve always thought the holidays are a great time for looking back on the past year and figuring out what you want to do the year to come. And that’s exactly what I want to do in this blog post: share with you the roller coaster that was 2015 and lift the veil on what 2016 has in store.
In Belgium, May is the Month of the Public Holiday, with three extended weekends in a row. Suffice to say it was quite a challenge to get things done. Luckily here at PieSync we love a challenge, so we faced it head-on and got more done than ever!
Here’s our top 3 in chronological order:
What our new website looks like Guess who updated their website “New PieSync Website”? That’s right, we did! 🙂 Do you want to know why? When we started, we were completely focused on our first synchronization connector; Highrise with Google. We’ve had some great successes with this service and happily kept over 2.5 million contacts … Continue reading Our New Website is Here!
With 2014 showing up on the horizon, it is becoming that time of the year again that everyone asks about your new year’s resolutions. We have been thinking about this a lot for PieSync, but we first want to reminisce about the past 12 months.As 2013 is the first full year in the existence of PieSync (the company was founded in October 2012), it won’t surprise anyone it was filled with difficult choices, important life lessons and unexpected twists and turns all making it the most exciting year yet.The most important event has probably been nailing down our company mission as becoming a true global player in the synchronization and integration scene. But let me just start the overview instead of running ahead of myself:
Anyone can tell you that accepting payments is vital for any business to survive.
And it used to be hard if you weren’t a recognized brand with proven trackrecord. Very hard.
Luckily we have seen some very interesting evolutions disrupting the entrenched payments market fuelled by every developer plunging into the SaaS pool, willing to pay a substantial amount to have this problem fixed for them. But more about these rising stars later.
I want to start you off with talking about my experience with looking for and implementing a payment solution for PieSync, we connect Highrise and Google Apps, during 2012. It started out very dark, but luckily it cleared up just in time.