Google has acquired a business technology startup founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur Varun Malhotra as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers and customers’ users.
Varun Malhotra is the founder and CEO of Toronto-based Synergyse, which was launched in 2013 with an aim to teach users how to use Google Apps.
Google did not disclose the financial details of the deal. Google Apps operations senior director Peter Scocimara said in a blog post yesterday that Google and its thousands of Google Apps customers have been “excited” about Synergyse.
“As more businesses sign up, we wanted an elegant way to scale our training offerings to our customers and our customers’ users,” he said adding that Synergyse builts a virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface. With voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic within its apps, Synergyse will help users get up to speed quickly including when new features are rolled out.