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Jaiku founders leave Google

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
14 years ago2,467 views

http://www.arcticstartup.com/2009/10/13/two-years-is-up-jaiku-founders-leave-google/

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

From the blog entry:

"We just heard yesterday that Jyri Engeström, Jaiku co-founder, is leaving his Product Manager job at Google after his two year earn out is up. Today Petteri Koponen, the other Jaiku co-founder announced that he is leaving Google and joining Lifeline Ventures, a Finnish startup accelerator that’s part of the Vigo program
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DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Not surprising. Why did they buy jaiku again? They still haven't done shit with zingku http://www.zingku.com/

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<< Why did they buy jaiku again? >>

The article answers your question.

<< Petteri worked at the Android product team and subsequently on Google’s New Business team, which continuously searches for and works with startups that partner with Google. Jyri on the other hand told me that after rather intensive three years, first with Jaiku and then with Google, he will use the opportunity to reflect and take his time before the next adventure. >>

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