According to the French online magazine “Journal du Net” Hyperweek was sold to Knowledge Plaza, a Belgian company focussing on enterprise social networks. Knowledge Plaza paid EUR500’000 for the Swiss start-up.
HyperWeek based in Geneva and founded in 2008 has developed a social platform, in order to give more engagement inside and outside enterprises, create obvious context and meaningful connections. The team has large-scale project experience in worldwide multilingual deployments. Customers include Nestlé, Hublot, Omega, Bobst and Montreux Jazz.
Knowledge Plaza is active in the same field and is of similar age. Whatever SA, the developper of Knowledge Plaza was launched in 2007, and is active in the field of Enterprise 2.0 and in the management and organisation of information and knowledge. It is composed of ten engineers and experts in information retrieval, monitoring and knowledge management. It is headquartered in Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium with an office in Paris that was opened in June 2010.
Currently Whatever is assisting around fifty customers in their projects, covering the initial requirements definition right through to user training, including usage recommendations, integration of existing content and applications, as well as development of specific functionality and supporting the change management process implied by the new activities.
According to “Journal du Net” with the acquisition of Hyperweek Knowledge Plaza will reach a turnover of EUR2 million in 2014. Raphaël Briner will join Knowledge Plaza as Chief Marketing Officer.