Messaging: Dropbox acquires Droptalk

by bold-lichterman

Dropbox has just bought out Droptalk. The transaction amount was not sent. While waiting for its teams to join those of the online storage giant, the platform no longer accepts registrations for its beta version.

Founded in 2013 by former Facebook and LinkedIn developers (including Rakesh Mathur, Ashk Bhardwaj and CTO Anand Prakash), Droptalk has developed a cloud messaging app for Android, iOS and web. This works via a Chrome extension.

The acquisition comes after Dropbox closed a $ 325 million fundraiser in February. For several months, Dropbox has been increasing acquisitions to fuel its services. He bought the start-up last April Zulip which is developing an instant chat solution, to share private and public messages classified according to thematic streams in a single interface. He also got his hands on Loom, a photo service, and Hackpad, a collaborative work platform. Last May, he Bubbli offered himself, a photo sharing application that allows a user to photograph the entire landscape around them in 360 degrees.

Dropbox is preparing for its IPO, scheduled for the end of the year, where it hopes to raise more than $ 250 million. Founded in 2008 in San Francisco, the firm claims more than 300 million users.