Cue, the personal assistant app that grew out of a promising search product, has shut down.
The company left a brief note on their main page today, shown below.
Cue is Shutting Down
We appreciate all of the support from you, our users, as Cue has grown over the last few years. However, the Cue service is no longer available.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you. It’s been an incredible journey that wouldn’t have been possible without your loyal support.
Our sincerest thanks,
– The Cue Team
The company was backed with at least $4.7 million from investors including Sequoia Capital, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures and angels like Bret Taylor, Paul Buchheit, Joshua Kushner and his fund Thrive Capital along with Christina Brodbeck, Peter Chane, David Rusenko and Keith Rabois.
It’s not completely clear whether the product is merely shutting down, or whether the entire company is closing shop. We’ve reached out for comment. We had heard reports they had raised additional funding last year, but we were never able to confirm this. Update: We are hearing from additional sources that they did raise that extra funding, so this is looking like a product pivot or a sale rather than a full shutdown of the company.
Cue started out as Greplin, a search startup that indexed all of a person’s online social content off Facebook, Gmail and Twitter. Last year they pivoted and launched a personal assistant app called Cue, that turned a person’s e-mails, contacts and files into a daily agenda with key items like restaurant reservations and flight confirmations.
It’s worth noting that Cue was an investment that former Sequoia partner Greg McAdoo led for the firm before he earlier left this year. One of the other investments he led, Bump, was recently sold to Google, for what we heard was roughly $35 million after raising $20 million in funding.