Pickit featured in virtual Keynote at Microsoft Build 2017

Pickit founder Mathias Björkholm took part in Friday’s Virtual Keynote at Microsoft Build 2017. The segment was hosted by Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Steve Guggenheimer, along with Technical Fellow and host of the Decoded show John Shewchuk. In the keynote, Pickit was highlighted as a long-term key partner for Microsoft. 

The Swedish startup is on a mission to save the world from boring docs and presentations by making it simpler for everyday Office users to access quality royalty-free images inside the apps they’re already using. The Pickit add-in is currently the most popular app in Office Store worldwide.


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Pickit founder Mathias joins roundtable discussion

Pickit Founder and Co-CEO, Mathias Björkholm, took part in a round table discussion with Steve “Guggs” Guggenheimer, CVP and Chief Evangelist at Microsoft, on DECODED. See it on Channel 9. Hosted by John Shewchuk, Technical Fellow at Microsoft, DECODED is an unorthodox show that aims to pick the brains of the world’s best software engineers and share developer best practices.


Microsoft Spotlights Pickit at Build 2017

Clips from the conversation were shown during Microsoft Build 2017 yesterday. Held at the Washington State Convention Center, Build is an annual conference aimed towards software engineers and web developers using Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. 


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Making work matter in the world’s most-used apps

“We love being part of the Microsoft ecosystem, and we’re pretty excited to be providing an industry-leading image bank inside the world’s most-used apps. We’re already adding value and functionality to the Microsoft Office applications that people use on a daily basis and we look forward to continuing to work with Microsoft and our other partners as we continue to increase productivity and help people make their work matter.”

- Mathias Björkholm, Co-CEO and Founder of Pickit


pickit-teamlowres.jpg  The Pickit staff in Gotland, Sweden

A bit about Pickit

Pickit is an image service hosted on Microsoft Azure for making professionally curated photos, icons, and illustrations available inside PowerPoint, Word, and Windows 10. The Pickit add-in allows users to source content aggregated from leading image providers, and also crowdsource custom images from Pickit’s global photographer community. A unique Legally Cleared process ensures all content licensed and free to use for anything. Pickit is the proud winner of the Microsoft Office App Awards 2016.

Established in 2013, Pickit has headquarters in Visby, Sweden, and a US office in Redmond, Washington. 


For more information contact

Brad Hawkes Director of Marketing


Also visit www.pickit.com.




Henrik Bergqvist 

Founder & Co-CEO

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Mathias Björkholm

Founder & Co-CEO

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Pickit Board
Erik Tobieson - Chairman
Mathias Björkholm
Richard Göransson 
Tarja Zudemberg

Pickit Management
Henrik Bergqvist - Co-CEO
Mathias Björkholm - Co-CEO
Johan Andersson - Product Owner
Robert Dysell - CMO




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