Assemblage operates amongst other the kollaborate.io and presentation.io services – real-time collaboration apps for shared whiteboarding, presentation broadcasting and screensharing. Cisco especially touted Assemblage’s support for one-click browser-to-browser configurations without requiring extra downloads, plugins, or installations as a strong features.
“We’re excited about this great opportunity and look forward to working with Cisco to drive innovation in this industry going forward.” said Cathrine Andersen, co-founder at Assemblage
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Assemblage started out as CanvasDropr, a rebranding that took place a year ago. The startup has since established itself even further, with offices in San Francisco as well as the Copenhagen office.
Hilton Romanski, head of business development at Cisco, noted in a blog post on Friday that Assemblage’s products support at least 40 different file types, hinting at wide-reaching possibilities for the portfolio.
Assemblage’s experience integrating with third party cloud ecosystem applications like Box and Google shows a close alignment to Cisco’s collaboration strategy and their commitment to simplicity and interoperability.
It has not been announced if co-founders Cathrine Andersen and Christian Rasmussen will join Cisco with the acquisition. Trendsonline speculates that it might be an acqui-hire, something we would regard as very likely given the circumstances.