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Aussie giant Atlassian snaps up Brisbane tech start-up


Tech giant Atlassian has bought a Brisbane start-up ThinkTilt for an undisclosed sum.

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ThinkTilt produces a teams communication tool called ProForma that doesn’t need coding. It is used by about 700 companies globally.

It started life with SmartyGrants, which was software for grants management but found customers were “cajoling” it into handling business processes.

The company was founded by Simon Herd, the current managing director.

“Teams wanted the ability to create, deploy and manage webforms without being dependent in IT,” the company said.

Its ProForma app was developed and made available through the Atlassian marketplace.

It said the deal built in investments Atlassian was making to address service management. It previously bought Halp, Mindful Insight and Opsgenie.

ThinkTilt had already been working with Atlassian and was seen as a successful partner in the Atlassian marketplace.

“We’ll continue to augment its advanced forms and checklist capabilities as we integrate it tightly with Jira Service Managment,” Atlassian said.

Atlassian was started in Sydney by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquar. It has bought 32 businesses since 2006.

It said the acquisition of ThinkTilt built on the investment the company had made to address service management challenges faced by all companies.



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