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Pivotal Labs

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Pivotal Labs
Company typeDivision of VMware
IndustrySoftware development
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
ProductsPivotal Tracker
Engineers pairing at Pivotal Labs

Pivotal Labs (now VMware Tanzu Labs) was an agile software development consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company developed Pivotal Tracker workflow software. It was a division of Pivotal Software.


The company was founded in 1989 by Rob Mee and Sherry Erskine.[1] In 2008 Pivotal Labs released Pivotal Tracker, which was used as their internal project management and collaboration software.[citation needed] EMC acquired Pivotal Labs, and in March 2013, Pivotal Software was formed after spinning out of EMC and VMware.[2]

In October 2013, Pivotal acquired Toronto-based Xtreme Labs, a mobile app development company.[3] Xtreme Labs' clients included Microsoft and Groupon.[4]

In December 2019, Pivotal Labs was acquired by VMware and renamed VMware Tanzu Labs.[5] [6]

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The company will use pair programming while doing its software development and also consults to other companies to help them use the method.[2] The company has provided consulting programming for several large technology companies in San Francisco.[7]

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  1. ^ "Pivotal Labs Team". Pivotal Labs.
  2. ^ a b Metz, Cade (2013-11-12). "This Company Believes You Should Never Hack Alone". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  3. ^ Swisher, Kara. "In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash". AllThingsD.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  4. ^ Farr, Christina (2013-10-02). "Pivotal buys elite mobile development shop Xtreme Labs". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2022-10-19.
  5. ^ Miller, Ron (30 December 2019). "VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ "VMware Tanzu Labs: New Name, Even More Transformative Expertise". VMware Tanzu. 2021-01-13.
  7. ^ "Twitter brings in big guns from Pivotal Labs to help rebuild its troubled infrastructure". VentureBeat. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2019-02-28.

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