Apple has made another interesting move in its long-term business strategy. Recently she hired the entire technical team Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS) – a startup which provides consulting services to transform business enterprises and scientific organizations. All were hired 18 people, including at least two co-founders of a startup.
It is noteworthy that the subject of the transaction is technical staff, not the project itself SVDS and its strategic development. However, for unknown reasons, the Russian SVDS, it seems, has suspended its activity. His web site is still running, however, pages in social networks LinkedIn and Twitter had not been updated since November.
18 employees who now work for Apple, accounted for one-third of the entire staff of a startup. Among them Sanjay Mathur, former co-founder and CEO of SVDS, which now describes his position in the LinkedIn profile as a leading analyst and strategist of Apple. The second co-founder and technical Director SVDS John Akred in social networks indicates that engaged in “development of algorithms in the Apple”.
By the way, SVDS hardly be called a typical startup in the Silicon valley. Unlike most other technology projects, it is not about developing new technologies, and advice regarding existing. The creators of the project – Jim MacLean, John Akred and Sanjay Mathur, who previously worked in major investment and consulting firms. They managed to attract to the implementation of your startup $ 3 million from leading groups of investors such as GSV Capital, Cendana Capital, and Crosslink.
What’s Apple going to do with his new acquisition, not yet clear. Company representatives declined to comment on the news. However, it is noteworthy that Apple continually focuses on different types of transactions with companies-representatives of small and medium-sized businesses.
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