Austin-based The Dachis Group announced this evening that it has acquired international company Headshift, Ltd. Headshift has its headquarters in London, and also has offices in New York, Paris, Sydney, and Zurich. Back in April of 2008, Austin Ventures first announced that it was backing Razorfish founder Jeff Dachis with a $50M capital commitment to build a company focused on enterprise class social software. Since then the company has hired talented analysts and strategists in the space, including Peter Kim and David Armano.
Headshift is Europe’s leading social business consultancy helping organizations use smarter, simpler, social technologies to improve business performance, communication, and customer engagement. “When I first saw the announcement that Jeffrey Dachis was building a company in this space, my ears perked up as his unique mix of experience, effectiveness, and ability to sell change is precisely what is needed to help take the emerging field of social business design to the next level and to go mainstream within the enterprise,” said Lee Bryant, Co-founder and Director at Headshift. Jeff Dachis concludes, “This is a meaningful first step in creating our global footprint. I am delighted to be able to work with Lee Bryant and his team. The combination of Headshift’s strategy and technology resources add directly to our already strong and growing talent base.”