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TechColumbus Sells Platform Lab Division to MadeIT, Inc.

TechColumbus Sells Platform Lab Division to MadeIT, Inc.

MadeIT’s Advanced Infrastructure Offers State-of-the-Art Advantages.


Columbus, OH (January 9, 2014) TechColumbus announces the sale of its Platform Lab business to MadeIT, Inc., a fast-growing information technology services business headquartered in Worthington, OH.

“This action is in keeping with our continuing strategy to align our full focus and resources to support entrepreneurs and startup companies with investment capital and acceleration services,” said Tom Walker, TechColumbus CEO. “We also have an interest in the continued success and growth of service options for Platform Lab customers, and this evolutionary move meets both objectives.”

The sale was effective December 24 with MadeIT, Inc. acquiring Platform Lab assets, including the business’s web site. TechColumbus will retain and continue to operate the software training lab and meeting facilities, as part of the services offered by SpringBox Labs Accelerator

Platform Lab’s primary services—virtual infrastructure as a service for software testing and development—are a natural fit with MadeIT’s offerings and will be easily integrated into the acquiring firm’s physical and virtual environments. MadeIT even houses its extensive equipment in the same Tier IV datacenter as Platform Lab’s operations which will further ensure a smooth transition. Information about the new services available can be found at www.platformlab.com.

“As a larger industry participant, we can provide customers a broader range of services and more advanced technology,” said Christoph Schmolmueller, MadeIT CEO. “MadeIT offers several specific advantages including large-scale cloud computing, storage, and networking hardware in an extremely secure, reliable, and scalable  operating environment with 24/7 technical support. We value Platform Lab’s historic association with TechColumbus and will continue to keep offices as a tenant in TechColumbus’ SpringBox Labs accelerator.”


About TechColumbus

TechColumbus, Columbus, OH, helps build and accelerate great companies by providing expert advice, access to capital, and business growth connections. We help grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Central Ohio by connecting entrepreneurs, advisors, resource providers, public sector entities, academia, and corporations who share startup passion. TechColumbus manages a continuum of investment funds made possible by the participation of Ohio Third Frontier and other strategic partners. Hundreds of technology entrepreneurs and startup companies come to TechColumbus each year to receive the services and funding they need to grow into sustainable, profitable businesses. www.techcolumbus.org

About MadeIT

MadeIT Inc., Worthington, OH, is a rapidly growing managed hosting and IT consulting business with customers around the globe. The firm provides physical as well as cloud hosting services, including production-level reliability (SLA), expansive state-of-the art computing capability, and 24/7 technical support. MadeIT has offices in Europe as well as in Asia. MadeIT’s board of advisors includes local proven investors, entrepreneurs, and global business people. www.madeit.com  www.platformlab.com

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