18 Dec Hypergiant Acquires Custom Software Development Studio Black Pixel
Hypergiant Space Age Solutions today announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Black Pixel, the leading custom software development studio for flagship brands. With an increasing market demand for corporations to start implementing AI today, Black Pixel will support Hypergiant Space Age Solutions’ ongoing mission to create superior solutions faster than ever before. The partnership will make it possible for brands to identify a business need, develop a winning AI strategy, and get up and running in a matter of weeks and months – not years.
Source: Hypergiant Industries
Headquartered in Seattle, WA, the Black Pixel is a forerunner in digital product strategy, design,and development, building top-tier sports, news, and media applications for the Fortune 500. Their client roster includes ESPN, Twitter, the NYT, Apple, Starbucks, and This American Life. Over 100 million people use the software application Black Pixel has created for their customers every day.
Founded in 2007 by Daniel Pasco and George Dick, Black Pixel has already proved a successful venture, ending 2017 with audited revenue of $15.2M. “Joining Hypergiant provides us with the scale, talent, and AI capabilities to grow our offerings to the next level–all while integrating our unique culture and unwavering commitment to well-engineered applications into Hypergiant Space Age Solutions,” said Daniel Pasco, co-founder of Black Pixel. “We’re excited to take on harder challenges with cutting-edge machine intelligence technology for leading brands across the globe.”
As part of the transaction, founder and CEO Daniel Pasco has joined the Hypergiant Space Age Solutions division as the Director of Engineering. Prior to founding Black Pixel, Pasco’s experience includes numerous lead software roles working on a range of enterprise software applications for Fortune 500 companies to spacecraft systems for companies including Kistler Aerospace and Lockheed Martin.
Black Pixel’s fifty person team of world-class senior designers, developers, and artists will also be joining Black Pixel co-founder founders Daniel Pasco and George Dick under Hypergiant Space Age Solution’s management. The team will continue it’s dedication to making award-winning beautiful, innovative software and backend services for existing and emerging devices and platforms now fueled with machine intelligence.“I’ve admired Black Pixel’s work for years, watching them create consumer and enterprise applications used by hundreds of millions of people for some of the world’s top brands.
Now, Hypergiant is positioned to supercharge our custom AI solutions for clients across additional industries through Black Pixel’s amazing team,” says Ben Lamm, founder and CEO of Hypergiant. “Black Pixel’s custom software expertise paired with Hypergiant’s intelligence platforms, customer-base, and ability to execute will be impactful to the industry as whole.”