Springpad

Allowed users organize projects, ideas and to-do’s
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Category:
Productivity
Country:
United States
Started:
2008
BUSINESS FAILURE
Outcome:
Acquired
Cause:
Lack of Focus
Closed:
2014
FOUNDERS & EMPLOYEES
Number of Founders:
1
Name of Founders:
Jason Horman
Number of Employees:
10-50
FUNDING
Number of Funding Rounds:
3
Total Funding Amount:
$7.3M
Number of Investors:
1

What was Springpad?

Springpad, a startup founded in 2008 was once considered an Evernote rival. The Springpad app was designed to empower users to clip, organize, and interpret all types of web content to create a comprehensive hub of articles, videos, images, recipes and more. The Springpad app was designed to empower users by organizing content.

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Why did Springpad fail and shut down?

On June 25, Springpad closed its doors. The company failed to develop a monetization strategy and despite their best efforts, things just didn’t work out in time. Although their product anticipated market needs, its market entry timing didn't work out for them. Before the company realized it, Pinterest, a competitor company was already doing the same - it was too late. Springpad started facing financial difficulties that forced it to start looking for additional funding and even contemplating acquisition by major web players. In the end, Springpad was acquired by Google. The major reason for the shutdown was having a short-sighted focus and failure to develop a good strategy that supported its product.

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