Quick Left Merges with Sprintly, Inherits Two Offices on West Coast
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the company will be named Quick Left and the company’s headquarters will be in Boulder. The deal expands Quick Left’s workforce to about 30 people and brings Sprintly’s offices in San Francisco and Portland, OR, into the Quick Left fold, Quick Left co-founder and former CEO Ingrid Alongi said.
Quick Left is one of the Boulder/Denver area’s fastest-growing tech firms, and this summer it earned a spot on the Inc. 500 list, reporting $2.8 million in 2012 revenue.
The deal will help Quick Left, which develops custom applications, websites, and mobile apps, diversify its portfolio and expand beyond being a software consultancy, Alongi said.
“For us to continue to grow and stay competitive, it certainly helps to have a product in our portfolio,” Alongi said.
By acquiring Sprintly, Quick Left will get its namesake project management software. Sprintly pitches it as a tool that keeps developers, managers, sales, and customer support teams on the same page while a product is developed. Its target customers are companies who have adopted agile programming techniques.
The Sprintly team will become Quick Left’s product team and continue to develop Sprintly and also could develop new products for Quick Left, Alongi said.
The merger resulted in a management restructuring that has executives from each company taking on new roles. Alongi will become the CEO in charge of the consulting division, while Sprintly chief strategy officer Matt Work will become the CEO of the combined company. Work is the former general manager of Pivotal Labs’ Pivotal Tracker and former CEO and founder of Cohuman and Discovery Mining.
Alongi said the decision to elevate Work to CEO takes advantage of his experience running companies while allowing her to focus on her area of expertise.
Former Sprintly CEO and founder Joe Stump will become Quick Left’s chief product officer.