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October 31, 2012
Skykick Gets $1.1 Million Cash Infusion, Thanks to Work with Office 365
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer
While Microsoft (News - Alert) is certainly very excited about what Office 365 can do when it comes to the business world as well as college campuses, the computing giant isn’t the only company looking to seize on the momentum of the cloud-based Office suite. One of the companies that is geared towards helping other businesses seamlessly move over to Office 365 has just seen a new round of funding that brought in a reported $1.1 million investment.
The company says that this particular influx of cash will be dedicated to reinvestment in research and development of their own cloud tech platform. Skykick was officially launched in April of 2011 and was then named Cloudvisors. But, in April of this year it officially changed the company’s name to the current title. The company explained that the name change was part of a larger idealogical change as far as what it would focus on. In a company blog post, Skykick bigwigs wrote, “With that goal in mind, we’ve focused on Office 365 because we believe that it is truly revolutionary that the same technology that Coca-Cola or P&G uses is now available and affordable to any small business.”
Skykick has a signup service that helps the companies move over to the cloud- based offering, while also providing training and instruction on how to best use the new platform. The Office 365 provider charges a relatively affordable $3.99 a month for its array of services. Last year, Skykick got enough recognition from Microsoft when it came to their work with Office 365 that it was highlighted as a finalist for Microsoft’s Innovation Partner of the Year award. Todd Schwartz and Evan Reichman are both former employees of Microsoft, so it makes sense that their company has a ton of expertise when it comes to working with tools like Microsoft Office and Office 365.
Edited by Jamie Epstein