Australian start-up, Thred, has become a key start-up partner of Microsoft through its BizSpark+ Program.
Thred is a next-generation meta-social and media sharing application which aims to address all major global social media platforms. This new partnership sees Thred becoming a key Microsoft start-up partner in the consumer and mobile space.
By partnering with Microsoft, Microsoft will be providing Thred financial and technical support, and Thred is also now recommended globally through Microsoft’s distribution and business networks.
Thred said, in a statement, that its team has been working closely with Microsoft for some time to ensure that the company works with the Microsoft Azure platform. It claimed this process is almost complete.
Microsoft has also worked closely with the Thred development team by using its Office365 graph API to provide Thred messaging platform access of Office 365 data. This includes Microsoft’s mail, calendars and contacts to provide better service for business users.
Thred CEO and co-founder, David Whitaker, said, "We are so pleased to be working with Microsoft who have been both generous and inclusive. This is a significant development and marks a new direction for Thred and we are excited at the prospect of having Thred integrate with Microsoft’s products."
Promesa (ASX:PRA), the company which owns Thred, said it will lodge a prospectus to raised $5 million from March 14.