Unito, a Montreal-based startup that builds specialized connectors for business apps, has raised $575,000 from Real Ventures, Pascal Pilon, the CEO of the Montreal startup Landr and California’s Right Side Capital Management.
The news was first reported by Les Affaires’ Julien Brault, who wrote that the company of six employees, which aims to eliminate friction between programmers and project managers, will use the funds to double its number of employees by the summer.
Unito’s technology allows professionals to collaborate directly from the app of their choice, whether it’s Asana, GitHub, Trello or others. The company sees a future where professionals bring their own software tools to work, just like they bring their own phone or computer today. The connectors run on a platform for two-way synchronization specialized in anything actionable: tasks/todos, issues, requests, features, and more.
Basically, Unito’s software can bridge the gap between programmers and non-technical employees, which include project managers.
Brault mentioned that there was some interest in Real Ventures having funded the startup. Real Ventures is the parent company of the FounderFuel accelerator program, which Unito is said to have declined a spot in the accelerator after it had won the Best Pitch Award at last summer’s Startup Fest. Before that, it was FounderFuel that apparently rejected Unito’s application to be in a prior cohort.
Founder Marc Boscher wasn’t bitter, wrote Brault, but rather commented that it simply wasn’t the right timing once it received an offer to enter FounderFuel.
Regardless, it seems that all is well now between the two factions. Unito will get a sizeable injection of cash to build up its team, while Real Ventures adds yet another high-potential company to its portfolio.
Unito was part of Founder Institute‘s Spring 2015 cohort.