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Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise Calendar
Original author(s) Sunrise Atelier, Inc. (Pierre Valade: co-founder and CEO; Jeremy Le Van: co-founder)
Developer(s) Microsoft Corporation
Initial release February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)
Development status Active
Operating system OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, web browser
Type Electronic calendaring
License Freeware

Sunrise is an electronic calendar application for mobile and desktop. The service was launched in 2013 by designers Pierre Valade and Jeremy Le Van. In October 2015 Microsoft announced that they had merged the Sunrise Calendar team into the larger Microsoft Outlook team where they would continue to add features of their application into the Microsoft Outlook Mobile service.[1]


  • History 1
  • Features 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Sunrise was launched initially as an iPhone application on February 19, 2013.[2][3]

In June 2013, Sunrise raised $2.2 million[4] in venture funding from,[5] NextView Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, SV Angel, and other angel investment firms like Loïc Le Meur, Dave Morin, Fabrice Grinda.

In May 2014, Sunrise launched on Android as well as on the web via a web application.[6]

In July 2014, Sunrise announced[7] it had raised $6 million Series A from Balderton Capital. Bernard Liautaud joined the board.[8]

On February 4, 2015, it was stated that Microsoft had acquired Sunrise Atelier, Inc for a reported $100,000,000.[9] On October 28, 2015, Microsoft announced that Sunrise would be discontinued, with its functionality being merged into Outlook Mobile.[10]


Sunrise allows users to connect with Google Calendar, iCloud calendar and with Exchange Server. The following third-party services feature integration with Sunrise: Foursquare, GitHub, TripIt, Asana, Evernote, Google Tasks, Trello, Songkick, Wunderlist. As a web app, users can sign-in and use Sunrise in a web browser, with no downloads required. Native Sunrise app can also be downloaded for OS X 10.9 and later, iOS 8.0 and later (both iPhone and iPad) as well as Android phones and tablets.

In May 2015, Sunrise launched Meet, a keyboard for Android and iOS that lets users select available time slots in their calendar to schedule one-to-ones.[11]

See also


  1. ^ Coppock, Mark (28 October 2015). """Microsoft’s Sunrise team helps improve new iOS and Android Outlook apps. iOS update due today, Android in early November, Windows phone "coming soon. WinBeta. 
  2. ^ Hamburger, Ellis (February 19, 2013). "Sunrise for iPhone: a next-generation calendar app plugged in to Facebook and Google". The Verge. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Dillet, Romain (February 19, 2013). "Sunrise Brilliantly Redefines Calendar Apps On iOS". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ Dillet, Romain (June 4, 2013). """Sunrise Raises $2.2 Million Because "It Is The Only Calendar App With A Design-Oriented Approach. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ Meeker, Matt (June 4, 2013). "Backing Sunrise". Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Hamburger, Ellis (May 29, 2014). "Sunrise is the first great calendar app for Android and Web".  
  7. ^ Valade, Pierre (February 19, 2013). "Building the future of calendar, with you.". Sunrise. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ Liautaud, Bernard (July 22, 2014). "Why we invested in Sunrise.Am". Balderton Capital. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ Miners, Zach (4 February 2015). "Microsoft reportedly buying slick calendar app Sunrise to bolster productivity push".  
  10. ^ "Microsoft To Shut Down Sunrise Mobile Calendar After Integration Into Outlook Completes". TechCrunch. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  11. ^ Dillet, Romain (May 14, 2015). "Sunrise Launches Meet, A Sleek Feature To Schedule Meetings From Your Phone".  

External links

  • Official website
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