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In Its First Acquisition, Byliner Buys Seesaw, The Startup Led By CoTweet Founders

on November 26, 2013

TechCrunch

Byliner, a startup offering a new approach to monetizing long-form journalism and fiction, just announced that it has acquired mobile developer Seesaw Decisions.

Seesaw launched an app of the same name that allowed users to collect opinions from friends, then followed it with Everlapse, an app for creating and sharing digital flipbooks. The company is also noteworthy for its team — it was founded by Aaron Gotwalt, Jesse Engle, and Kyle Sollenberger, who previously co-founded CoTweet (which was acquired by ExactTarget, which in turn was acquired by Salesforce).

Gotwalt will become Byliner’s chief technology officer, Sollenberger will be the vice president of user experience, and Engle is joining as an advisor. Seesaw’s four other employees are also joining Byliner, the company says.

“Byliner’s mission is to connect people to the stories and storytellers they love, and the amazing team that Aaron, Kyle, and Jesse…

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