25. September 2013–
Berlin startup 6Wunderkinder – maker of popular to-do list app Wunderlist – plans to open an office in San Francisco.
The company’s CEO Christian Reber shared the news in an interview with Gründerszene yesterday following the announcement that customers of premium product Wunderlist Pro would now be able to add comments to tasks.
It’s the latest in a series of new features rolled out this year. In September 2012, 6Wunderkinder made the difficult decision to scrap troubled second product Wunderkit in favour of a paid premium version of its successful first product. The company is now shifting many of the features planned for Wunderkit over to Wunderlist Pro.
The company also announced yesterday that it had topped five million users – a major milestone since it started up in 2010. About 30 per cent of overall users are in the US with the second largest group in home country Germany.
Future plans include raising additional investment funding. Reber said yesterday that the team would look for investors that could help the company scale globally. “We are looking for partners who have multiple companies like ours, that have scaled from five million to more than 100 million users, and have brought companies before the NASDAQ,” he said (translated from German). “We will therefore soon open an office in San Francisco.”
“We don’t have a definite date yet,” he confirmed to VentureVillage today. “Our goal has always been to have some kind of US presence but we will keep the core of the company in Berlin.”
6Wunderkinder, which currently employs about 40 people in Berlin, raised a $4.2m Series A funding round from Niklas Zennström’s Atomico in November 2011. Other investors include Earlybird Venture Capital and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Venture.
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