|Platform||Web, iOS, and Android|
|Available in||English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish|
|Type||Cloud Based Project Management, Productivity, Collaboration, and Crowdsourcing|
|Founder(s)||Eric Browne, Maria Colacurcio, John Creason, and Brent R. Frei|
|Headquarters||Bellevue, Washington, U.S.|
Its online project management tool works like a familiar spreadsheet, but with additional functionality including cloud-capabilities for sharing, attachments, integration with file storage services and Gantt charts.
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, technology firms like Google, Groupon, and Netflix, healthcare organizations such as the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and educational institutions including secondary and post-secondary institutions. Smartsheet is used by companies in over 160 countries, and is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian and Russian.
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.
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. Since then, Smartsheet has continued to expand virally, especially in large organizations, and earned $35 million in additional funding in May 2014 from Sutter Hill Ventures and previous investors Insight Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group.
Core functionality includes:
- Recording and organization of data
- Unlimited, free collaborators
- Task management
- Notifications, alerts, and emails
- Gantt charts, Web forms, and reports
- File sharing
- Crowdsourcing management
- Resource management
Awards and Industry Recognition
- Strauss,Karsten "Former Microsoft Analyst Wants To Disrupt MS Excel, Project." Forbes 1. pag. 13 Mar. 2013
- Cook, John "Bellevue startup gets $2.69 million financing deal." Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1. pag. 14 Jun. 2007
- 2013 http://seattlebusinessmag.com/article/tech-impact-awards-2013-productivity