San Francisco – Atlassian, an Australian developer of collaboration software for product teams, said on Wednesday it has acquired San Francisco-based HipChat, developer of a hosted private chat service for companies and teams. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Connecting and sharing ideas in real-time helps teams move faster, and HipChat does this better than any other product I’ve used,” said Mike Cannon-Brookes, the CEO of Atlassian.

HipChat has more than 1,200 customers, including Groupon, HubSpot and Wired.

Atlassian will incorporate the company into its portfolio of software. HipChat’s three co-founders – Pete Curley, Garret Heaton and Chris Rivers – will join Atlassian in unspecified roles.

This article was also published in Bay Area Tech Wire.

Related links:

HipChat blog post –

Press release –