The technological giant Microsoft has reportedly agreed to acquire 6Wunderkinder GmbH, the startup behind the Wunderlist to-do list app, for amount between $100 million and $200 million, according to the sources.
Wunderlist is a Berlin-based startup that deals with polished to-do application for mobile and web, letting users to create lists, reminders and more. Also, it allows users to collaborate on lists. The services provided by this platform perfectly fits with Microsoft’s ambitions of being a services provider for mobile enterprise. It is still vague where Microsoft intends to position it amidst its other suite of products. Re-branding efforts could be expected soon. Microsoft rebranded Acompli after aquisition as Outlook for mobile.
The German company 6Wunderkinder is backed by investors that includes Sequoia Capital, a U.S venture-capital firm, as well as European VCs Atomico and Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH.
Wunderlist is the third major app to be bought by Microsoft in the last year after Accompli, an email client and Sunrise Calender. After CEO Satya Nadella took over the company, Microsoft has bough many well-known apps and services for the iPhone and Mac. In the last quarter of the previous year, the company bought the beta app distribution and analytics service Hockeyapp. With the latest acquisition, the company may work to boost its mobile presence and cover all bases around productivity software.