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.
“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.”