Following the “pause” in operations of Zirtual, founder and CEO Maren Donovan published a blog post last night offering a few more details about what went wrong. She also announced that she’s made a deal to sell Zirtual to startup launch platform Startups.co.
Apparently Wil Schroter, Startups.co’s founder and CEO, was a Zirtual customer himself, and the company says that after hearing the news, he “immediately began working with the CEO and Board of Directors to put a continuity plan in place, and ultimately, begin the acquisition of Zirtual.”
Zirtual service is scheduled to resume on August 17.
After acquiring startups services like LaunchRock and Clarity.fm, equity crowdfunding company Fundable rebranded as Startups.co earlier this year (it still operates the Fundable service).
“As a young company ourselves, having access to a curated on-demand workforce that can help us grow and scale is a huge opportunity,” Schroter said in the announcement. “It’s an enormous challenge for the 1 million registered startups that we have across the Startups.co platform, and one that we absolutely can’t see go away.”