American IT giant acquires Danish Podio

Only a year after its official launch, the American IT giant Citrix has acquired the Danish IT entrepreneurial company Podio, writes the Danish daily newspaper,

Podio, with the successful entrepreneur Tommy Ahlers at the helm, has just announced that Citrix has acquired the company. This has occurred just a year after the Danish entrepreneurial company launched the social business collaboration platform Podio at a major event in San Francisco.

- It is fantastic for Podio to see that by taking an ambitious approach with an international goal, we can have an American company like Citrix come all the way to Copenhagen and acquire our team, says Tommy Ahlers, managing director at Podio.

He invested in Podio back in the summer of 2010 and since then he has been in charge of the company. He says the acquisition is a good result but is not giving away any details with regard to the price.

IT journalist and blogger Dorte Toft has indicated on her blog that, according to rumours, the company has been bought for closer to a three-digit million than a two-digit million sum.

Podio established an office in San Francisco last year, but has kept its head office in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, from where the Danish part of the team will continue to operate.