We are delighted to announce that Jumpshot has been acquired by AVAST Software, creator of the world’s most trusted antivirus, with a community of almost 200 million users.
With little more than our initial vision, we founded Jumpshot in 2010 and spent two years in stealth mode on research and development before our public unveiling to you all on Kickstarter last year. Thanks to your overwhelming support, we earned over 600% of our funding goal giving us the momentum to release Jumpshot to the world in May of this year.
Joining AVAST is a huge milestone for us and we’re excited to hit the ground running. Our plan moving forward is to expand Jumpshot’s user base on a global scale and pursue many of our popularly requested features, including our vision for an advanced console - a powerful interface for our technical users. If you're curious, here is the official announcement.
In light of this news, and with the support of AVAST, we are pleased to announce a free-for-life 1 PC Jumpshot subscription for all of our Kickstarter backers. To take advantage of this offer, register here. Our other subscription plans are still available at a 15% discount for all backers.
We are extremely happy to be able to continue to build Jumpshot now with a surge of resources under AVAST, who shares our vision. To end our last update, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has supported us along the way.
-Dave and Pedram
p.s. Some o’ ya salty sea dogs might o’ celebrated National Talk Like A Pirate Day with us last Thursday, ya can be sure ol’ Kodiak was take’n full advantage of this national holiday.