SlideRocket

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SlideRocket
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
online presentation platform
Available inEnglish
FoundedJan 2006
HeadquartersSan Francisco, CA
Key peopleMitch Grasso, Mike Lingle co-founders
Servicessoftware applications
Websitehttp://sliderocket.com/
LaunchedOctober 2008
Current statusactive
SlideRocket
Developer(s)ClearSlide
Operating systemWeb-based Application
TypeWeb-based Productivity Tools
LicenseProprietary
WebsiteSlideRocket.com

SlideRocket was an online presentation platform that lets users create, manage, share and measure presentations. SlideRocket is provided via a SaaS model. The company was acquired by VMware in April, 2011,[1] who sold it to ClearSlide, a similar SaaS application, in March 2013.[2] They are no longer offering independent signups, as the platform is being integrated into ClearSlide.[3]

History[edit]

SlideRocket was founded in Jan 2006, and launched as a private beta[4][5] in March 2008 at the Under The Radar Spring event. A public beta was announced in September 2008[6] followed shortly by public release[7][8] on October 28, 2008. SlideRocket is most commonly credited with inventing the PResuMÉ or Presentation Résumé in early 2009. On April 26, 2011 SlideRocket was acquired by VMware.[9][10][11] On March 5, 2013 VMware sold SlideRocket to ClearSlide.[12] SlideRocket is based in San Francisco.

Awards[edit]

  • Underneath the Radar Spring 2008, Category Winner, Audience Choice, Judges Choice.
  • Crunchies 2008 - Nominee Best Design [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VMware Acquires Online Presentation Application SlideRocket – TechCrunch". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  2. ^ "Big News, SlideRocket Has Been Acquired by ClearSlide!".
  3. ^ "No New Signups: Integration In Progress".
  4. ^ "TechCrunch article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket Presentation Web App Enters Private Beta".
  5. ^ "Scobeleizer article on SlideRocket - VC admits he hates boring PowerPoints".
  6. ^ "ZDNET article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket opens up to the public".
  7. ^ "CNET article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket isn't yet PowerPoint's undoing. But it might be".
  8. ^ "TechCrunch article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket's Impressive Online Presentation App Hits General Release".
  9. ^ "VMware Buys Another Slice of the Cloud With SlideRocket".
  10. ^ "VMware acquires SlideRocket".
  11. ^ "VMware Acquires SlideRocket Collaborative Presentation Provider".
  12. ^ "ClearSlide Acquires SlideRocket".
  13. ^ "Crunchies 2008 Best Design Nomination". Archived from the original on 2013-04-05.

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