Hypergiant Space Age Solutions, the commercial services arm of Hypergiant Industries, has acquired Black Pixel, a Seattle-based custom software development studio for flagship brands, the companies announced today.
Hypergiant Industries—which has offices in Dallas, Austin, and Houston—said the deal stokes its growth as a leader in machine intelligence by adding one of the best boutique software agencies to its portfolio. Hypergiant Industries was founded by tech entrepreneurs Ben Lamm, John Fremont, and Will Womble.
Today’s news comes on the heels of the November launch of Hypergiant Sensory Sciences. The independent company, which uses spatial computing to bring the power of artificial intelligence to understanding sensory data, has organic connections to divisions within Hypergiant Industries.
Hypergiant Sensory Sciences was founded by Dave Copps, CEO, and Chris Rohde, president, who both left Brainspace after its $2.8 billion exit to Cyxtera Corp. in 2017.
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Hypergiant Industries, which describes itself as the “machine intelligence industrial complex” for top global enterprises and governments, did not disclose the financial terms of the Black Pixel deal.
“I’ve admired Black Pixel’s work for years, watching them create consumer and enterprise applications used by hundreds of millions of people for some of the world’s top brands,” Dallas-based Lamm said in a statement. “Hypergiant is positioned to supercharge our custom AI solutions for clients across additional industries through Black Pixel’s amazing team.”
Black Pixel team will join Hypergiant Space Age Solutions
Lamm said that by pairing Black Pixel’s custom software expertise with Hypergiant’s intelligence platforms and customer base, the execution will be impactful to the industry as a whole.
Under the deal, Black Pixel founder and CEO Daniel Pasco has joined the Hypergiant Space Age Solutions as director of engineering. Co-founder George Dick and the rest of the firm’s 50-person team will also be making the move.
“Joining Hypergiant provides us with the scale, talent, and AI capabilities to grow our offerings to the next level—all while integrating our unique culture and unwavering commitment to well-engineered applications into Hypergiant Space Age Solutions,” Pasco said in a statement.
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