DocVerse has been Googled!

I’m excited to tell you that DocVerse has officially been acquired by Google (click here for more)!  This is great news for our company, our team, and most of all, our users.

We started DocVerse nearly 3 years ago.  We believed strongly that the world of productivity and collaboration was changing.  The world started moving toward easy-to-use web applications, like Google Docs & Apps, offering a new way to work with all kinds of benefits.   However, for the many people who use desktop software, like Microsoft Office, transitioning to the cloud was a challenge.   Unfortunately, today, individuals are still forced to make a choice between those two worlds.  Even worse, teams who use both products find that Office and web applications do not play well together; most times, teams choose one product or the other.  Google’s acquisition of DocVerse represents a first step to solve these problems.

After launching a product that required us to solve a lot of hard problems, DocVerse grew quickly, signing up users and customers that included both small and large companies.   One of the most important things we learned in this time was that giving people choice is the best way to build products and give people what they want— the ability to work the way they want to.

What impresses us the most about the Google team is that they all share the same philosophy—giving people the tools to work the way they want.  From the moment we started talking with them, it was clear that there was a lot of shared DNA in how we approached solving people’s problems.  We fundamentally believe that Google is one of the best positioned companies to truly disrupt the world of productivity software.  We’re looking forward to the opportunity to scale our vision at Google.  Our first step will be to combine DocVerse with Google Apps to create a bridge between Microsoft Office and Google Apps.  I look forward to sharing more about our plans in the near future.

We want to thank each of our investors and advisors.   They are truly world-class and we could not have realized our vision without them being there every step of the way.  Most importantly, we want to thank our users, customers and partners.  They are the ones who truly defined our success and caused an amazing outcome.

Stay tuned for some really great things!

-    Shan & Alex

For more information on what is happening with DocVerse, read our FAQ.

37 comments so far

  1. Sonya on

    Congrats Shan, Alex, and the rest of the DocVerse team!

  2. […] allow Google to start blending DocVerse’s Microsoft Office plug-in software into Google Apps, DocVerse and Google said in blog postings on their respective sites. DocVerse’s software and service […]

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  4. Pratik on

    Awesome news guys….I guess it was only a matter of time. I’m just glad you’re going to be part of the Docs team. Small businesses, like ours, are HUGE users of both GOOG docs and MSOffice.

  5. […] Google and DocVerse made their announcements Friday afternoon, with each noting that transitioning to cloud document […]

  6. […] allow Google to start blending DocVerse’s Microsoft Office plug-in software into Google Apps, DocVerse and Google said in blog postings on their respective sites. DocVerse’s software and service […]

  7. […] Referência: All Things Digital, DocVerse Blog. […]

  8. Arpit Kumar on

    Great News!!! Best wishes for the bright future. :)

  9. Amir Khella on

    Congrats to everyone on the team. You guys rock! It’s been a great pleasure working with you all.

  10. […] Google plans to link Google Docs with the DocVerse offering, according to DocVerse’s founders. “Our first step will be to combine DocVerse with Google Apps to create a bridge between Microsoft Office and Google Apps,” wrote DocVerse’s Shan Sinha, founder and CEO, and Alex DeNeui, founder and CTO, in a blog post. […]

  11. […] allow Google to start blending DocVerse’s Microsoft Office plug-in software into Google Apps, DocVerse and Google said in blog postings on their respective sites. DocVerse’s software and service […]

  12. […] 3:22 pm on 6 March 2010 | 0 Permalink Google has announced that they have acquired DocVerse (announcement), a small team of talented developers who have worked towards MS Office files in the past. With […]

  13. […] Google and DocVerse made their announcements Friday afternoon, with each noting that transitioning to cloud document […]

  14. […] 两位前微软员工,也就是DocVerse的创始人,在DocVerse官方博客里写到: 我们打根儿上就坚信Google是可以真正打破工作软件世界规则的最佳人选,我们一直在调整我们的发展方向以符合Google的目标,我们的第一步是整合DocVerse和Google Apps来架起连接Office和Google Apps之间的桥梁。 […]

  15. […] Google Apps to create a bridge between Microsoft Office and Google Apps”.   Link: DocVerse Blog    Related Fusion DigiNet […]

  16. Steven on

    This is awesome!!

  17. […] DocVerse محبوبیت خود را حفظ کرده‌است. مدیران این شرکت در اظهار نظری در وبلاگ رسمی DocVerse ضمن ابراز خوشحالی از آنکه حالا گوگل […]

  18. Ian Foster on

    It’s companies like Google and Docverse who have the right customer orientated philosophy that makes net users love them.

  19. […] ler o anúncio no blog do DocVerse aqui ou no blog oficial do Google aqui. Veja abaixo o que pode fazer com o DocVerse: Deixe um […]

  20. John on

    Is the plug-in going to work on Linux ?

  21. […] DocVerse محبوبیت خود را حفظ کرده‌است. مدیران این شرکت در اظهار نظری در وبلاگ رسمی DocVerse ضمن ابراز خوشحالی از آنکه حالا گوگل […]

  22. Samuel on

    Just wondering what is Microsoft’s answer to this

  23. Esther on

    מזל טוב!!!!

  24. Marc on

    Hi guys,

    Can you please explain what this means for the integration with Jive?

    Thanks!

  25. Uğur Eskici on

    Congrats everyone on docverse team.

  26. Rodrigo Abrantes on

    Fiquei sabendo da ferramenta e logo me prontifiquei a ver o site. Não sabia que existia tal recurso. Porém fiquei muito feliz e agora com a aquisição do Google, nem se fala. Já virei adepto. Parabéns a todos vocês!!

  27. Bitwa o dokumenty on

    […] długi czas na reakcję, jednak Google potwierdziło zakup DocVerse., o czym świadczy wpis na oficjalnym blogu […]

  28. […] 2 marca dopiero, co pisałem o kupieniu Picknik przez Google, a okazało się że 2 dni później Google kupił również DocVerse. […]

  29. […] Google Docs Welcomes DocVerse The acquisition of DocVerse means that Google officially supports integration with the widely popular Microsoft Office desktop applications. […]

  30. MacLo on

    Great job guys!!

  31. […] lanseaza un nou “atac la glezne” in defavoarea Microsoft, prin achizitia companiei DocVerse din San Francisco. Compania, fondata in 2007 de doi fosti angajati ai Microsoft, Shan Sinha si Alex […]

  32. […] Google Docs Welcomes DocVerse The acquisition of DocVerse means that Google officially supports integration with the widely popular Microsoft Office desktop applications. […]

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  34. QwertyWEB on

    Congrats guys , its a great honor to be part of google team , keep rocking :D

  35. world brain on

    It is a good news. We hope we can use DocVerse easier and cheaper.

  36. […] hoje as pessoas ainda são forçadas a escolher entre esses dois mundos”, diz post no blog oficial da DocVerse, fazendo referência ao mundo ‘online’ e ‘offline’ dos aplicativos para […]

  37. […] green walls of their Howard street office, to a functional product, and finally, to a successful acquisition. It’s been a true rollercoaster ride through a unique and inspiring Silicon Valley success […]


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