Google acquires start-up founded by NRI entrepreneur

INGENUvarunMGoogle has acquired a business technology start-up founded by Varun Malhotra, the CEO of Toronto based Synergyse, which was launched in 2013 with an aim to teach users how to use Google Apps.

Google Apps Operations Senior Director Peter Scocimara said in a blog post that Google and its thousands of Google Apps customers have been ‘excited’ about Synergyse. He said as more businesses sign-up for Google Apps, they wanted an elegant way to scale their training offerings to customers and their users and Synergyse builds a virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface. With voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic with its Apps, Synergyse will help users get up to speed quickly, including when new features are rolled out.

Google did not disclose the financial details of the deal.

Synergyse said by joining the Google Apps team, it can accelerate its mission because the company will be working closer with the teams that build Google Apps.

Mr Malhotra specialises in training and strategy and has over 10 years experience in the enterprise space.