Walmart Buys OneOps and Tasty Labs
Walmart’s Silicon Valley division @WalmartLabs has announced that they have acquired two startup companies, OneOps and Tasty Labs. OneOps is a cloud computing company and Tasty Labs is a software development company. Tasty Labs was co-founded by Delicious founder Joshua Schachter. Tasty Labs’ two flagship services are Jig.com and Human.io, which are now being redirected to Walmart’s website. The terms of the deal are undisclosed.
OneOps’ is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company that Walmart believes will help “significantly accelerate” @WalmartLabs’ cloud strategies. OneOps offers developer tools that are built from the ground up for people that host applications on cloud services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, and HP. OneOps has a library of predefined building blocks to bootstrap applications.
“Walmart is looking to create a best-in-class global e-commerce platform to power ‘anytime, anywhere’ shopping for our customers. The Platform team has been working tirelessly to build the tools to help our developers deliver big site changes faster,” stated Walmart Public Relations Director Ravi Jariwala. “We are innovating on a very large scale, and OneOps brings us tools that will allow us to move even faster toward a global platform.”
Tasty Labs was founded by Nick Nguyen, Paul Rademacher, and Joshua Schachter. Tasty Labs raised $3 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and several angel investors. Tasty Labs’ product Jig.com launched in 2011 as a “marketplace for needs.” Users would post “I need…” and someone would respond to them. Tasty Labs also launched a micro-task service called Human.io that helps businesses with smaller requests like setting up surveys.
Some of the other startups that @WalmartLabs acquired in the past include Kosmix, Grabble, OneRiot, and Small Society.