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Trello, 2011

Little did they know that solving high-level planning issues is not the need of one company but several out there!

Fog Creek Software launched the internal project Trellis in an effort to address the organization’s significant planning issues. A prototype concept was presented in January 2011 to address problems with high-level planning. Development quickly shifts to a full-time mode. The project was later renamed Trello.

The application was listed as one of “The 7 Coolest Startups You Haven’t Heard of Yet” in the September 2011 issue of Wired magazine.

In 2014, it raised US$10.3 million in funding from Index Ventures and Spark Capital as mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, edition July 2014.

Trello passes the 500,000-member mark in the summer of 2012. Atlassian paid $425 million to acquire Trello in 2017. Currently, millions of people from all over the world use this SaaS product.

In March 2019 Trello declared 35 million users, while in October 2019 it reported 50 million users.

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🤵 Founder(s)

  •  Joel Spolsky
    Joel Spolsky
  •  Michael Pryor
    Michael Pryor

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About Trello

🚀 LaunchedSeptember 13, 2011
🔗 Website
📍 LocationNew York
💸 Funding$10.3M (source)
🏢 IPO StatusPrivate
🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Users50 million+ (2019)
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