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Closed Date4/2011

General Information

Websiteqwaq.com
CategoryEnterprise
Phone650-331-1437
Employees
Descriptionvirtual workspace application

Offices

HQ
460 S. California Avenue
Suite 304
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
USA

People

CEO
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Enterprise

Funding

TOTAL $7M
FUNDING TOTAL $7M
Venture Round, 11/2007
Alloy Ventures
Storm Ventures
$7M

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Qwaq Closed down April 8, 2011

Qwaq

Qwaq is a company building enterprise applications that use 3D virtual environments for realtime collaboration and conferencing. Qwaq’s flagship product, Qwaq forums, includes built-in voice communication and text chat, as well as the ability for users to share existing applications. The underlying system is built on top of Croquet, an open source 3D space system manager.

Users begin as they enter a virtual room, occupied by other users and objects like tables and posters on the walls. Many of those objects are standard desktop items – a poster on the wall, for example, might be a Word document or Excel spreadsheet. When users click on the poster from “across” the room, or access it via keyboard shortcut, it expands to fill up their screen. In addition to chatting with the other users, users can add or subtract objects, or move through different rooms as desired. Qwaq Forums is designed for business computers, which tend to be less powerful than home computers. The company charges between $30 and $60 per user per month.

France based Tixeo, is another start-up focused on the same market. A slew of other companies offering tools to set up and collaborate in virtual worlds include Second Life, VastPark, ProtonMedia, Forterra Systems, and Multiverse.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Closed. (4/8/11)
    Posted
  • Dollar
    Qwaq received $7M in Venture Round funding. (11/28/07)
    Posted 11/30/07 at 6:08am via squeak.org
  • Check
    Qwaq added Greg Nuyens as CEO.
    Posted 11/30/07 at 6:23am
  • Check
    Qwaq added David Smith as Chief Technology Officer.
    Posted 11/30/07 at 6:23am
  • Check
    Qwaq added Remy Malan as Vice President, Enterprise.
    Posted 11/30/07 at 6:25am

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Products

Qwaq Forums

Websiteqwaq.com/qwaq_forums.html
Tags virtualization
Qwaq screenshot
Above: Qwaq Forums Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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Qwaq

Sources

  1. Qwaq Secures $7 Million in Funding From Alloy Ventures and Storm Ventures (news.squeak.org) [edit]
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