Tweet Just in case anyone missed the news, my previous company, Clickpass, was acquired by Synthasite. This is great news for everyone and I am happy I can finally talk about it :).
I wanted to congratulate my co-founder, Peter Nixey, on this great accomplishment and his hard work. I moved on to pastures new a couple of months ago, and he is entirely responsible for the Clickpass acquisition. He is a smart guy and Synthasite is sure to benefit from his expertise and what we have worked on at Clickpass for the last year.
We have had a crazy ride at Clickpass for the last year. OpenID has gone from strength to strength, though for most Internet users it still remains a major uptapped opportunity. I want to thank our partners: Plaxo, Scribd, Disqus, Backtype, Ma.gnolia, LittleCarbonFeet, Skribit etc. These guys joined us very early on and to trust us to help them in such a crucial part of there service (login/registraion) is obviously a big step. We would definately not be where we are today without their support. Here is our compete graph, Clickpass is distributed so we get a lot of hits, but clearly we are doing well and the trend should accelerate!
A lot goes behind the scenes in a start-up and that is even more true in the middle of an acquisition, I sometimes think its a shame I can't talk about some of the things that happen. Once everything settles, and provided everyone is happy for me to do so, hopefully I will be able to talk more about the details.
We were thinking of and working on several things internally at Clickpass and it would be great to see how Clickpass and everything we have done grows and integrates within Synthasite. Peter has a great title as Vice President of trust, identity and reputation and it goes to show that Synthasite is ahead of the pack in taking a close look at identity and what follows from identity.
Synthasite is a great service, in a big market and I have every confidence that Clickpass and our users have found a great home.
On an unrelated note, stay tuned to learn more about what is next for me! ;)