Hojoki Receives Investment From Kizoo To Make All Your Cloud Apps Work As One, Launches At Leweb

Get ready to join Hojoki and have all your clouds apps work as one!

22 NOVEMBER 2011, CHEMNITZ, GERMANY
Summary
Cloud app aggregator Hojoki announces its funding, a significant six-digit number in seed capital, from Kizoo Technology Ventures. The launch date of the public beta has been set for the 7th of December, coinciding with the LeWeb Conference in Paris. The startup aims to solve the problem of information fragmentation by providing a unified inbox to cloud apps like Google Docs, Dropbox, Highrise and more.
Cloud app aggregator Hojoki announces its funding, a significant six-digit number in seed capital, from Kizoo Technology Ventures.

The startup aims to solve the problem of information fragmentation by providing a unified inbox to cloud apps like Google Docs, Dropbox, Highrise and more. Having spent one year in development and six months in private alpha testing, Hojoki will launch at LeWeb conference on the 7th of December in Paris.

According to CEO Martin Böhringer, the market for productivity cloud apps is rapidly rising, with apps like Dropbox and Google Docs having user numbers into the eight figures. As they adopt more and more apps, there is a clear need for integration. Hojoki achieves this by looking for activities in connected apps and building a Facebook-like activity stream. It supports individuals in-tracking their apps and provides a place for team collaboration in projects, with support for microblogging and comments.

From launch, Hojoki supports Dropbox, Google Docs, Delicious, Highrise, Ta-Da List, Beanstalk, GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Twitter and Google Calendar. Böhringer states that three new integrations will be published each month after the launch, with apps like Evernote, Zendesk and Lighthouse already in the pipeline.

The long term goal of Hojoki is to provide a one-stop entry point to your work day. According to Böhringer, you won’t have to open 10 tabs to switch between your apps. With Hojoki, you would have all apps, all work items and all collaborators in one place. This vision is the shared goal of Hojoki’s investor, Kizoo. For them this is another investment from their recent 10 Million Euro fund, especially dedicated to Software-as-a-Service startups. “We believe that Hojoki perfectly supports the future style of work and communication. With it’s focus on integration, the startup is in a great position to become the leading one-stop-shop for today’s project teams” says Frank Schüler, Board Member of Kizoo.

To achieve all this, Hojoki applies some serious technical endeavours, storing data from integrated apps in a graph-based database and applying complex algorithms to extract relevant activities and enrich information. With a background in academic research, where they laid the foundations for this unique technology, the team is now developing this system for Hojoki. They are based in Chemnitz, Germany and bootstrapped the time until Kizoo’s investment.

About Hojoki
Hojoki (www.hojoki.com) was founded in Chemnitz/Germany (March 2011). Lead by the CEO and Co-Founder Martin Böhringer, the company now has 8 employees. Based on its strong roots in research, with 3 team members having a PhD, the company’s goal is to leverage cutting-edge technology to integrate cloud apps into a joint work environment.

About Kizoo Technology Ventures
Kizoo, (www.kizoo.com) supports young startups in enabling growth. The company’s focus is on seed and early stage capital for SaaS, internet & mobile services and social applications. While providing significant financial resources, Kizoo has a longstanding experience being entrepreneurs themselves, advising their startups in development, marketing and product related issues.
About Hojoki

Hojoki makes all your cloud apps work as one. To do this, it provides a unified inbox to cloud apps like Google Docs, Dropbox, Highrise and many more. This solves the problem of information fragmentation across numerous cloud apps. Hojoki keeps you on the same page as your collaborators, informing you whenever anything is changed in any app from your cloud.

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