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Smartsheet Application
Smartsheet Logo.jpg
Smartsheet Logo
Developer(s) Smartsheet, Inc.
Initial release 2006
Platform Web, iOS, and Android
Available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
Type Cloud Based Project Management, Productivity, Collaboration, and Crowdsourcing
Smartsheet Company
Founder(s) Eric Browne, Maria Colacurcio, John Creason, and Brent R. Frei
Headquarters Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
Area served Global

Smartsheet is an online project management, productivity and team collaboration software as a service application based in Bellevue, Washington.

Its online project management tool works like familiar spreadsheets, but with additional functionality including cloud-capabilities for sharing, attachments, integration with file storage services and Gantt charts.[1]

Smartsheet combines functions found in Microsoft Excel, Project, Access, and Sharepoint into a single application.[2]

Smartsheet project and task management software is not targeted at a specific market niche, but rather has customers spanning multiple industries, business functions, and company size. Customers include sporting events like the NFL Super Bowl,[3] technology firms like Google,[4] healthcare organizations such as the Northeast Georgia Medical Center,[5] and educational institutions including secondary and post-secondary institutions.[6] Smartsheet is used by companies in over 160 countries,[7] and is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian and Russian.[8]


Smartsheet was founded in 2006 by Brent Frei, Chairman; John Creason, CTO; Eric Browne, Chief Product Officer; and Maria Colacurcio. The chief executive officer is Mark Mader, a former senior vice president of global services at Onyx software. Smartsheet's chairman, Brent Frei, is the former chief executive officer of Onyx software.[9]

According to co-founder, Brent Frei, the company nearly failed after the product was initially launched. The team redesigned and relaunched it in 2009. The growth achieved owing to the updated design was strong enough to attract an additional $26 million in funding in December 2012.[10]

Product Detail[edit]

Core functionality includes:

Product Milestones and Integration Timeline[edit]

Feb. 2009 – added crowdsourcing via Amazon Mechanical Turk[11]

Mar. 2010 – became available in Google Apps Marketplace[12]

Aug. 2010 – added integration with Zimbra[13]

Aug. 2011 – became available in Salesforce AppExchange[14]

Feb. 2012 – added integration with file storage provider, Box[15]

Aug. 2013 - added integration with file storage provider, Dropbox[16]

Sep. 2013 - enhanced and added mobile applications for Android and iOS operating systems[17]

Sep. 2013 - added integration with cloud integration service, Zapier [18]

Dec. 2013 - added Resource Management capabilities[19]

Funding History[edit]

Dec. 2012 – $26 million, led by Insight Venture Partners with Madrona Venture Group.[20]

Sep. 2010 – $1.5 million, led by Madrona Ventures Group.[21]

Jan. 2009 – $1.25 million, led by Madrona Venture Group with Smartsheet Executive Chairman Brent Frei.[22]

Jun. 2007 – $2.69 million, led by Madrona Venture Group.[23]

Awards and Industry Recognition[edit]

Tech Impact Award, Best Productivity Application 2013[24] Member, Google Apps Marketplace Trusted Tester Program[25]

Reference List[edit]

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  2. ^ Strauss,Karsten "Former Microsoft Analyst Wants To Disrupt MS Excel, Project." Forbes 1. pag. 13 Mar. 2013
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  9. ^ Cook, John "Bellevue startup gets $2.69 million financing deal." Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1. pag. 14 Jun. 2007
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  11. ^ Huang, Gregory "Smartsheet Teams Up With Amazon." Xconomy 1. pag. 12 Feb. 2009
  12. ^ Burke, Cody "In the briefing room: Smartsheet for Google Apps." Basex 18 Mar. 2010
  13. ^ Zimbra. Zimbra Integrates with Smartsheet. Web 31 Aug. 2010
  14. ^ Smartsheet. Smartsheet Launches on's AppExchange. Web. 16 Aug. 2011
  15. ^ Endsley,Rikki "Smartsheet Gets Smarter With Box Integration." CMS Wire 3 Feb. 2012
  16. ^ Boyd, Stowe. "Short takes: Smartsheet integrates with Dropbox and Zapier, Clarizen releases v6". Gigaom Research. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
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  20. ^ Cook, John "Smartsheet raises $26 million, looks to help teams collaborate more effectively." Geekwire 1. pag. 3 Dec. 2012
  21. ^ Ha, Anthony "Better productivity through spreadsheets: SmartSheet raises $1.5M." VentureBeat 1. pag. 16 Sep. 2010
  22. ^ " raises $1.25M." Puget Sound Business Journal 1. pag. 15 Jan. 2009
  23. ^ Nicole, Kristen "SmartSheet Raises $2.69M in Funding." Mashable 1. pag. 14 Jun. 2007
  24. ^ 2013
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