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Google Acquires Pixate, a Y Combinator Graduate

Bengaluru: Pixate, a California-based mobile app developing service has been acquired by Google. Post this deal, the team of Pixate will be working as a part of Google’s design team. Also, Pixate will be making its services free of cost, while also focusing on cutting down its cloud service prices.
Pixate, a graduate of Y Combinator’s S12 class, was incorporated in 2012 by Paul Colton, a serial entrepreneur and Kevin Lindsey, Senior Software Engineer at Google. It enables the users to create sophisticated animations and interactions, and refine their designs through 100% native prototypes for iOS and Android. Another striking feature is that the users can create any design of their choice without writing a single line of code.
While Pixate will remain a standalone product, Google will be making few necessary changes to it. As far as user data is concerned, Pixate says it will  be available in its new cloud plan, starting at as low as $5 per month.

The company had raised $3.8 million in funding from Accel Partners in 2013 and had also launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000. It soon made everyone raise their eyebrows by surpassing that goal and raising more than $61,000.


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