Shopify Acquires Tiny Hearts to Bolster Mobile Expertise

Shopify has acquired Tiny Hearts. The Ottawa-based ecommerce giant scooped up the Toronto-based digital product studio for an undisclosed sum.

Tiny Hearts, which has developed various apps, games, and bots since launching seven years ago, will join Shopify’s Toronto office.

“Tiny Hearts has a track record of shipping apps that people love and we’re excited to have them join our team,” said Satish Kanwar, Director of Product at Shopify.

Tiny Hearts’ expertise will bolster Shopify’s offerings in the mobile arena.

“The team is not only bringing strong mobile talent to Shopify, but also their leadership and experience,” Kanwar said. “They will help us unlock mobile as the best platform for growing Shopify.”

Kanwar joined Shopify through the company’s acquisition of Jet Cooper, with which Tiny Hearts had collaborated years ago.

“We’ve been impressed by Shopify’s growth and commitment to building the best commerce platform in the world,” said Robleh Jama, Founder and CEO at Tiny Hearts. “We’ve had the pleasure of working alongside their team to help develop recent apps like Shopkey and Frenzy, and look forward to bringing our mobile expertise to Shopify as full-time team members.”

Tiny Hearts’ apps have been downloaded a combined six million times. The startup had been looking for a possible exit, but turned down offers from other companies, waiting for an ideal culture fit.

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