May 17, 2019
Another “Business Insider” article about my friend, Pete Yared and his accomplishments.
Postano, social post aggregator for websites and sports stadiums
Sold: 2016, to Sprinklr (fee undisclosed)
Sapho, an employee portal for new and old applications
Sold: 2018, to Citrix (for $225 million)
Pete also mentions Prograph CPX which my first software corporation, EveryDay Objects, Inc., created a related software development product. It was through Prograph CPX that I and my former partners came to meet Pete and became friends in late 1993. He graciously helped us in our companies several times over the last 26 years. 🙂
Lastly, Pete briefly hosted my first ever corporate website (EveryDay Objects, Inc.) for free on his home server. Our company was one of the first small business websites and soon ran on our own custom created dynamic database-driven web server created with Propgraph CPX.
” “If you look at my last company, Sapho, we had built some tech that took years to build; it was a really complicated app virtualization service. We had a list of Fortune 100 customers. But the next step was, ‘How do we get this service to be used by all of the Global 2000?’
“So we ended up selling Sapho to Citrix because Citrix was already selling app virtualisation to the Global 2000. They already had a relationship with those companies, and they wanted something new and interesting that would accelerate their growth.” ”