Clickety, a ‘project management for people’ tool from Puppet founder Luke Kanies, is shutting down

(Clickety picture)

Clickety, a Portland, Oregon-based startup designed to help CEOs and managers record their relationships and conversations with employees, will close in late September.

Puppet founder Luke Kanies, who founded the company in 2019, emailed customers Tuesday morning.

Lukas Kanies. (Clickety photo)

“It sucks to close,” wrote Kanies. “But we prioritize the health of our team members, which is the right choice, even if it’s sad, difficult and a little scary.”

Kanies declined to provide further details when contacted by GeekWire.

In an interview with GeekWire last month, Kanies described Clickety as “project management for people”. The software is similar to tools like Salesforce and Outreach that help sales reps keep track of leads, but is designed for executives who spend much of the day interacting with others in meetings, on the phone, or via email. Journalists, analysts and lawyers are also potential users.

Clickety connects to email and calendar apps and tracks past conversations so users can remember topics for discussion, promises made, actions taken, or other important information.

Clickety said it will have an official launch later this year, with plans to charge $ 25 a month or $ 250 a year.

The startup raised a $ 2 million seed round from Founders’ Co-op, Flying Fish, Oregon Venture Fund, Liquid 2 Ventures, and angel investors including Kenny Van Zant, a longtime board member at Puppet, and Jay Simons, past president at Atlassian. The company employed six people last month.

“We are incredibly proud of what we have built. We’ll miss using it ourselves, ”wrote Kanies. “And we still believe that what we built – a powerful tool to help people whose jobs are built on people’s work – is still needed. But we cannot continue our efforts. “

Kanies pointed out Folk and Dex to customers as alternatives to Clickety.

Kanies founded Puppet in 2005. The company has grown into a leading cloud infrastructure automation company based in Portland, Oregon. In 2016 he left his daily duties but remains a member of the board.

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