ClickA Portland, Oregon-based startup that aims to help CEOs and managers document their relationships and conversations with employees will be closed at the end of September.
Puppet founder Luke KanisFounded the company in 2019 and sent an email to the customer on Tuesday morning.
“The shutdown was terrible,” Kanis wrote. “But we prioritize the health of the team members. This is the right choice, even if it is sad, difficult and a little scary.”
When GeekWire contacted Kanies, he declined to provide more details.
In an interview with GeekWire last month, Kanye described Clickety as “human project management.” This software is similar to tools such as Salesforce and Outreach, which helps salespeople track potential customers, but is designed for leaders who interact with others in meetings, phone calls, or email most of the day. Journalists, analysts and lawyers are also potential users.
Clickety connects with email and calendar applications and tracks past conversations so that users can remember the topic of discussion, promises made, action items taken, or other key information.
Clickety said it will be officially released later this year, and plans to charge $25 per month or $250 per year.
The startup raised $2 million in seeds from Founders’ Co-op, Flying Fish, Oregon Ventures, Liquid 2 Ventures, and angel investors (including Puppet’s long-term board member Kenny Van Zant and Atlassian’s former president Jay Simons) Round of financing. As of last month, the company has hired 6 employees.
“We are extremely proud of what we built. We will miss ourselves using it,” Kanies wrote. “And we continue to believe that what we are building-a powerful tool to help those who work with people-is still needed. But we can’t continue to work hard.”
Kanies pointed out Folk and Dex to customers as alternatives to Clickety.
Founded by Kanies puppet In 2005, the company has become a leading cloud infrastructure automation company based in Portland, Oregon. He left in 2016 but remains a member of the board of directors.