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Subject: VMware, Rich Internet applications, Presentation software, WePapers, Emaze
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Type Private
Founded Jan 2006
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Key people Mitch Grasso, Mike Lingle co-founders
Services software applications
Type of site online presentation platform
Available in English
Launched October 2008
Current status active
Developer(s) ClearSlide
Operating system Web-based Application
Type Web-based Productivity Tools
License Proprietary

SlideRocket is an online presentation platform that lets users create, manage, share and measure presentations. SlideRocket is provided via a SaaS model. The company was acquired by ClearSlide, a similar SaaS application, in March 2013.[1] They are no longer offering independent signups, as the platform is being integrated into ClearSlide.[2]


SlideRocket was founded in Jan 2006, and launched as a private beta[3][4] in March 2008 at the Under The Radar Spring event. A public beta was announced in September 2008[5] followed shortly by public release[6][7] on October 28, 2008. SlideRocket is most commonly credited with inventing the PResuMÉ or Presentation Résumé in early 2009. On April 26, 2011 SlideRocket was acquired by VMware.[8][9][10] On March 5, 2013 VMware sold SlideRocket to ClearSlide.[11] SlideRocket is based in San Francisco.


  • Underneath the Radar Spring 2008, Category Winner, Audience Choice, Judges Choice.
  • Crunchies 2008 - Nominee Best Design [12]

See also


  1. ^ "Big News, SlideRocket Has Been Acquired by ClearSlide!". 
  2. ^ "No New Signups: Integration In Progress". 
  3. ^ "TechCrunch article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket Presentation Web App Enters Private Beta". 
  4. ^ "Scobeleizer article on SlideRocket - VC admits he hates boring PowerPoints". 
  5. ^ "ZDNET article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket opens up to the public". 
  6. ^ "CNET article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket isn't yet PowerPoint's undoing. But it might be.". 
  7. ^ "TechCrunch article on SlideRocket - SlideRocket’s Impressive Online Presentation App Hits General Release". 
  8. ^ "VMware Buys Another Slice of the Cloud With SlideRocket". 
  9. ^ "VMware acquires SlideRocket". 
  10. ^ "VMware Acquires SlideRocket Collaborative Presentation Provider". 
  11. ^ "ClearSlide Acquires SlideRocket". 
  12. ^ "Crunchies 2008 Best Design Nomination". 

External links

  • Official site
  • Official blog
  • An Interview with Chuck Dietrich, CEO, SlideRocket
  • Presentation site
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