Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Box Acquires Increo Solutions

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We are thrilled to welcome some new members to the Box.net family. While we are expanding teams across Box as we speak, our family also got a little bigger with the recent acquisition of Increo Solutions. Based just down the road in Mountain View, CA, Increo is the developer behind solutions like Backboard and Embedit.in.

So why did we do this? Well, we are always looking for ways to improve how you can view, share and collaborate on documents in Box and have long admired Increo’s approach to how people view, annotate and embed documents online. We saw it as a natural fit – Box lets you easily access, manage and share content, while Increo’s core technologies focus on all the ways you can interact with documents and media online. Ultimately, we think it’s going to provide you with really cool and productive ways to view content and collaborate on them with others.

If you’re a Backboard or Embedit.in user, I’m sure you’re wondering how this might affect you. In short, you can continue to use these services and support as you always have. We put together some FAQs to help fill you in.

With that said, we’re excited to have two of Increo’s co-founders, Kimber Lockhart and Jeff Seibert Jr. join the Box.net team. They’re already hard at work, helping us bolster Box’s document and media viewing capabilities and are working on some really cool things for you down the road. We can’t wait to share what we’re working on, so stay tuned to the blog.

Help us welcome Increo Solutions!

Post by Sean Lindo, Community Manager