Airbnb Acquires Pencil Labs, Creators of Scheduling App Wyth

December 1, 2014

3:00 pm

According to a report by Beta BostonAirbnb acquired a small Cambridge startup, Pencil Labs.

Pencil Labs create collaboration and productivity software, and their latest app, Wyth is a calendar + messaging app that helps you make plans. Wyth messages any of your contacts and suggest the dates, times, and places that work for the people you want to see.

Pencil Labs have previously raised about $1 million in seed funding, according to the article, co-founders spoke with a few different California-based tech giants about an acquisition before hashing out a deal with Airbnb late last month. Three of the key players at Pencil, including co-founders Carla Pellicano and Han Shu, have already relocated to San Francisco, where Airbnb is based.

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Wyth App

Airbnb has not confirmed the news of this acquisition.

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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