Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) acquires mobile app management company Capptain

Posted May 28, 2014

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that it has acquired Paris-based startup Capptain, a company that provides app developers with analytics. It can also send push notifications based on customer usage patterns. Capptain will be integrated into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

?We are hard at work integrating Capptain?s solution with the wider Microsoft Azure suite of services so that enterprises can not only build mobile apps to engage customers and employees, but also analyze and optimize that engagement,? stated Microsoft exec Omar Khan. ?In the interim, Capptain?s existing solutions will remain available to both new and current customers.?

Capptain raised around $2 million in funding and $1.5 million of that was from Runa Capital. This is Microsoft’s fifth acquisition out of France.

Prior to the acquisition Capptain supported platforms like iOS, Android, HTML5, Web OS, Blackberry/RIM, Windows Phone, and the Samsung Smart TV.