Monthly Archives: May 2010

It’s been a long journey since Ben, Austin, and I started Standout Jobs — unbelievably it’s already been three and a half years. But today, we’re happy to announce that Standout Jobs has been acquired.

Ben has already written up a nice post about it, so please go ahead and read about the details there.

It is unfortunate that we cannot name the acquirer at this time. However, I am very excited about their plans for the product, and I have already been working with the acquirers for some time transitioning the product. I will be sure to post an update when the acquirer is ready to go public.

I’d like to recognize everyone who has been involved in the Standout Jobs project from start to finish — we had the most amazing team I’ve ever worked with and I know that everyone will go on to continue to do great things. So, shout outs go to Ben Yoskovitz, Austin Hill, Marc-Andre Cournoyer, Daniel Haran, Gary Haran, Francis Wu, Thanh Vinh Tang, Martin Aumont, Alain Wong, Natasha Duchene, Yezin al-Qaysi, Steve McNair, Alexandra Rimmington, as well as our lead investors iNovia Capital and Montreal Start Up.

I started this blog with the idea of documenting this journey. Unfortunately, at least for me, it seems we spent so much time working that little energy was left to document it. The other strange thing is that we were very often prevented from discussing details of goings-on, which I suppose is to be expected in the business world. Still, we will all carry the memories of this adventure with us forever.

And so, fittingly, this blog will end here for now, until I go on to my next set of adventures. Until then, please follow me on Twitter (@fredngo) if you’d like to keep in touch.