After several months of looking for a buyer, Blade finally takes its first steps toward a brighter future today.
The French commercial court have today ruled the company and it's Shadow service be sold to HubiC.
It has been confirmed that Octave Klaba has beaten off Scaleway to the purchase. Employees now know what to expect although it is reported some have already left. We know from previous reports that CTO Jean-Baptiste Kempf will be laid off as that was part of the deal proposed by Mr Klaba.
The transfer procedure is now initiated and could take a few weeks. The new team will need to focus on repairing the relationship with 2CRSi regarding the machines currently leased to Blade and powering the Shadow PC service.
I expect a fully reprised business plan and road map to be laid out in the coming weeks. Mr Klaba has a huge task on his hands to attract new customers and keep the current 100,000 subscribers on board.
Shadow is believed to be the leading competitor in terms of their technology so let's hope they strike up a proper business plan to match.
Full credit to Next Inpact for all the information, check out their article here: https://www.nextinpact.com/article/43500/reprise-blade-octave-klaba-emporte