Witkit in the Press

CanTech: Vancouver’s Witkit Gains Traction Against Strong Headwinds

Witkit, a Vancouver-based end-to-end encrypted workplace collaboration platform, has announced that it now has 63,000 users, with a relatively high 73% active user rate. Witkit plans to come out of beta in the fall, after closing a round of financing that it’s currently negotiating. Even with widespread regional traction in Europe and the United States, Witkit’s apparent growth is a surprise to the many skeptics who would point to the massive market head start enjoyed by that other workplace collaboration tool, Stewart Butterfield’s Slack, also based in Vancouver.

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TechVibes: Witkit Raises $5 Million and Launches Secure Collaboration Platform

Vancouver startup Witkit launched today with $5 million in seed funding for its centralized collaboration platform where users can communicate freely and securely. Witkit allows individuals and businesses to easily assemble teams and groups within industries, companies, and departments to tackle projects and solve problems collectively, with the safety and security of knowing their data cannot be breached.

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Forbes: Witkit Offers (Another) Fully Encrypted Collaboration Platform

If 2014 was typified by every vendor under the sun offering a file sharing and collaboration platform, then 2015 looks set to be typified by a multitude of solutions offering full encryption. Indeed, since Edward Snowden’s revelations about just how far state spying goes, there has been a laser focus on encryption as a foil to surveillance. Humorous then that UK Prime Minister David Cameron tried to suggest that the UK should ban encrypted services – seemingly at total odds to every vendor who is rapidly backfilling encryption onto their platform.

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KillerStartUps: Are Your Company’s Ideas And Communications Safe From Hackers?

These days, you don’t have to be a remote team to use a collaboration platform. One of the companies I work with has most of their staff in-house and yet their main form of communication is through an online platform. They share everything from random cool stuff they found online to concerns about parts of the site to congratulations on new sales.

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VancityBuzz: 11 Vancouver Startups To Watch In 2015

Vancouver’s startup community is thriving, but it’s not always obvious which company is about to become the next big thing in technology, social media or lifestyle products. Here are 11 of Vancouver’s startups to keep an eye on in 2015.

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Betakit: Witkit Wants To Disrupt The Collaboration Space With Security

Last month, Vancouver-based startup WitKit announced a $5 million seed and the trial launch of its secure collaboration platform. The platform allows individuals to collaborate through ‘kits’, virtual work groups created for specific tasks and assignments. Importantly, all information shared through these Kits is secure, meaning that different departments, companies, and industries can collaborate without fearing security breaches.

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VentureBeat: WitKit Launches Collaboration Platform With ‘Unbreachable’ Data

Is there room in the market for another work collaboration platform? Vancouver-based WitKit thinks so, and today it’s releasing a public beta of its collaboration product of the same name.The big differentiator for WitKit, according to CEO and cofounder Sean Merat, is that “your data is unbreachable. We’ve brought end-to-end security to the full suite” via the platform’s proprietary WitCrypt, he told us.

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CanTech: Vancouver’s Witkit Launches Security Oriented Workplace Collaboration Platform

A Vancouver-based start-up called Witkit is launching a workplace collaboration tool today, with an emphasis on security.It has been operating in beta for a short time now, tested by “some of the biggest household tech names,” according to an email.The main obstacle to Witkit gaining traction is an elephant in the room named Slack, created by fellow Vancouverite Stewart Butterfield. That and the fact that Facebook is due out soon with a workplace collaboration tool called Facebook At Work.So how does Witkit plan to differentiate itself from at least two huge incumbents? End-to-end data encryption.

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