Mindjet Buys Cohuman, To Debut Cloud-Based Collaboration Tool Mindjet Connect

Lots of announcements today from Mindjet, which aims to help people work together more efficiently. The company this morning announced an upcoming cloud-based service dubbed Mindjet Connect, work management software that helps groups work together towards common goals by visualizing ideas and plans, manage and share files and provide a centralized hub for information, accessible at any time.

Mindjet Connect, which will be free of charge for a relatively limited edition (more on this below), will be available on September 22, 2011.

Mindjet is also announcing the acquisition of Cohuman, a social task-based Web service that gives people the ability to better coordinate with colleagues on projects and tasks.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

According to CrunchBase, Cohuman was backed by nearly $1.5 million in early-stage funding from Jupiter Partners, Diamond II Investments and Stage One Capital. The company says Cohuman will continue to be actively developed as a standalone product.

Later this year, a full Mindjet Connect integration will follow.

Reading earlier blog posts, it seems to me like Cohuman’s only option that was left was to be acquired after failing to raise more funding.

Back to Mindjet Connect, which will come in the form of a complete online service and as an add-on to Mindjet desktop and mobile mapping clients.

The service will provide a web-based visual framework for capturing and organizing ideas and information as well as cloud-based document management and multi-user collaboration capabilities so teams can work together in real-time.

Mindjet Connect will be offered in three editions: Free, Business and SP (more on their availability, features and pricing later).

Mindjet has a booth at our Disrupt conference held this week, where the company will be using information mapping to capture and display the Startup Battlefield in real-time to record all of this year’s best startup pitches. Go check it out if you’re attending!

Finally, Mindjet has also announced the release of MindManager 2012 Professional for Windows, the latest version of its visual information software. Features include real-time co-editing, enhanced information maps and a new desktop interface, in addition to fresh brainstorming features.

MindManager 2012 will integrate with Mindjet Connect to provide open sharing of MindManager maps with “anyone, anywhere, on any device”.

MindManager 2012 will be available on September 22nd for the upgrade price of $129 and $399 for new customers. We’ll revisit once the product becomes available.