Two months ago, Dropbox announced it had bought Pixelapse, a startup with a GitHub-like web service for tracking versions of work for designers. But apparently that news was not enough to convince investors to provide more funding for a Pixelapse competitor called LayerVault.
“LayerVault will be shutting down on April 11, 2015,” Layervault’s chief executive, Kelly Sutton, wrote in a blog post visible on the LayerVault homepage today. “Current customers have until then to download their files from the service. Beginning on that date, the web interface will no longer be accessible and the Mac app will stop working.”
LayerVault has run Designer News, a sort of online water cooler for designers, for the past two years, and that site will continue to be available, Sutton wrote.
LayerVault started in 2011. Investors include Betaworks, High Line Venture Partners, and SV Angel. Customers include AOL, BBC, CircleCI, Counsyl, Expedia, Pebble, Shopify, Spotify, Thomson Reuters — and design software giant Adobe.
The startup announced an integration with GitHub last year.