Salesforce-Owned Quip Acquires Startup to Make Cloud Docs More Exciting

Salesforce's Quip has acquired a San Francisco startup to add visual elements to its cloud-based document sharing service.

Nicole Henderson, Content Director

January 16, 2017

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Salesforce-Owned Quip Acquires Startup to Make Cloud Docs More Exciting

Salesforce-owned Quip, which provides cloud-based document creation and sharing, has acquired San Francisco startup Unity&Variety for an undisclosed amount.

In a brief message on the Unity&Variety company website, the company’s founders said that they are joining Quip and Salesforce. The acquisition will bring creative and visual elements to Quip, which competes with Google Drive and others.

“Here at Unity&Variety we’ve been cranking on some new productivity tools. We’re hyped to announce that starting today we’ll be continuing our work with our talented friends over at Quip, a Salesforce company,” the website reads.

Quip was acquired by Salesforce in August for $582 million. In October, Salesforce showed off Quip-blended products at Dreamforce. Salesforce enabled customers to place data and records from its services inside Quip’s spreadsheets and word-processing documents.

According to a report by GeekWire, Unity&Variety was founded in 2015 by Joey Flynn, Drew Hamlin and Andy Chung.

A Salesforce spokesperson told GeekWire that the Unity&Variety team will work closely with Bret Taylor (who they worked with at Facebook) to add creative and visual elements to Quip.


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Nicole Henderson

Content Director, Informa

Nicole Henderson is a content director at Informa, contributing to Channel Futures, The WHIR, and ITPro. 

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