RIM Acquires Gist

Congrats to my friends at Gist for being acquired by RIM.

I met TA McCann, the CEO / founder of Gist at the first Defrag Conference when he took me for a pair of runs along the Denver Creek Path and it’s been a blast to work with him and the Gist team ever since.

Also, congrats to RIM for picking up an awesome team that’s been thinking about and building software for the intersection of social and email since before talking about it was in vogue.

  • I really hope this is a “good” move for the Gist team.

    • At first I thought that RIM buying it made no sense, but if RIM is trying to be the information providers for business men and, well, they are already more or less that, then it makes sense.

  • Congratulations! I’m so glad I couldn’t convince my friends to work with me in an idea that was essentially Gist, I would have hatted having you as my competition.

  • Marisa

    Congrats to TA McCann, Gist and Rim. What a great move!

  • Congrats on the big win for TA and his team – and of course your team. It is a great product.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to all involved, including you and the rest of Foundry!

  • Great business move, we can look forward to more M&As for 2011.