The project management platform will be called ShortCut to differentiate itself from the social network
Clubhouse has been charged and sued for trademark infringement by namesake companies China Email List
Since it began its journey in May 2020, Clubhouse has managed to raise a high level of expectation in recent months, based on its commitment to streaming and ephemeral audio, as well as an aura of exclusivity. However, the high interest captured by the social network, which proposes spaces for casual and direct sound conversations, has jeopardized the identity of another previously existing company.
Clubhouse.io, launched in 2016 by Kurt Schrader and Andrew Childs, is a project management platform whose mission is to ensure that software development teams can do their best work. Its system seeks to provide a space for project management to be faster, collaborative, intuitive and enjoyable. “We break down barriers so teams can focus on what matters: working together to create products that their customers love,” the company explains on its website.
Clubhouse.io recently closed a $ 25 million funding round
Clubhouse.io is based in New York City and backed by Battery Ventures, Resolute Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and several other top-tier investors. The firm ensures that more than 75,000 users today and 5,000 companies that use it weekly. In addition, in June it managed to close a financing round led by Greylock Partners for a value of 25 million dollars.
However, it has now been forced to change its name. In the wake of the popularity gained by Clubhouse of the same name, achieved in part thanks to the involvement of figures like Elon Musk in the app, Clubhouse.io began experiencing reputational issues. Hundreds of Internet users who were looking to access the social network, which until a few weeks ago could only be accessed by invitation and which was only available for the iOS ecosystem, confused the social network application with that of the project management platform in Play Store socialposts.