Consumer Applications

Consumer technology firms create software, services and digital content sold to general public, whether as installed applications, online subscriptions or embedded in consumer electronics.

 

Areas of focus include:

 

Education
Entertainment
Gaming

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Transactions

Microsoft acquired Caligari

Founded in 1986, Caligari is best-known for developing the trueSpace 3D graphics and animation software. They have always focused on using visual communication in various markets.

Caligari will become part of Microsoft's Virtual Earth division, which is building an immersive 3D Web mapping application. Roman Ormandy, Caligari CEO, has emphasized that his development team and Caligari's community of Beta testers will remain the same.

"I talked to many people at Virtual Earth group and I am convinced that the technical team behind Virtual Earth has a significant, long-term commitment to the 3D Web," wrote Roman Ormandy, CEO of Caligari, on his company’s online forum.

Announcement Date: February 7, 2008
Deal Value: Undisclosed

Other Consumer Applications Transactions

quotesAfter several conversations, even flying to multiple offices, we began to learn that our team was going to stay intact, we were going to be part of a growing part of the business, and really able to make a difference and move the needle. All those things were very important to us to moving forward, while the mechanics of the deal, the valuations, the terms and things like that, we had a great partner in Corum to help lead us through that. quotes

Matt Van Bergen
CITYTECH