First King, then Just Eat, and now Reuters reports that cloud help desk company Zendesk has filed for an IPO of up to $150 million, (although this number can change as this initial IPO size is used to calculate registration fees). The company plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the peaceful and stable ticker symbol, “ZEN”. Zendesk was founded in Copenhagen in 2007, eventually moving to San Francisco.
We’ll dig more into the S-1 later, but Zendesk has just announced that it has acquired Singapore-based competitor Zopim, which provides live chat software. With the acquisition, Zendesk says the acquisition will provide both companies with “new options for purchasing and using Zendesk and Zopim together.” Zopim will still be sold as a standalone live-chat tool.
“Real-time chat has become the foundation for how customers want to communicate online today. It is convenient for customers and makes companies more approachable to more people,” said Mikkel Svane, founder and CEO of Zendesk, and speaker at the last Arctic15. “Zopim has a proven track record of providing tools for proactive engagement. Most importantly, the Zopim team shares our belief in building products that are beautifully simple and easy for any company to use.”
Right here you can find the S-1 and below, you can see Svane tell the Zendesk story at the last Arctic15, a year and a half ago.
We’ll stay updated with this story as it develops