Sunrise was an electronic calendar application for mobile and desktop. The service was launched in 2013 by designers Pierre Valade and Jeremy Le Van. In October 2015, Microsoft announced that they had merged the Sunrise Calendar team into the larger Microsoft Outlook team where they will work closely with the Microsoft Outlook Mobile service.
Sunrise was launched initially as an iPhone application on February 19, 2013.
In June 2013, Sunrise raised $2.2 million in venture funding from Resolute.vc, NextView Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, SV Angel, and other angel investment firms like Loïc Le Meur, Dave Morin, Fabrice Grinda.
In May 2014, Sunrise launched on Android as well as on the web via a web application.
In July 2014, Sunrise announced it had raised $6 million Series A from Balderton Capital. Bernard Liautaud joined the board.
On February 11, 2015, Sunrise Atelier, Inc. was acquired by Microsoft for US$100 million.
On October 28, 2015, Microsoft announced that Sunrise would be discontinued, and its functionality merged into Outlook Mobile. Microsoft later stated that the app would be permanently cease functioning on August 31, 2016, but the shutdown was delayed to September 13, 2016 to coincide with an update to Outlook Mobile that incorporates aspects of Sunrise into its calendar interface.
Sunrise allows users to connect with Google Calendar, iCloud calendar and with Exchange Server. The following third-party services feature integration with Sunrise: Foursquare, GitHub, TripIt, Asana, Evernote, Google Tasks, Trello, Songkick, Wunderlist. As a web app, users can sign-in and use Sunrise in a web browser, with no downloads required. Native Sunrise app can also be downloaded for OS X 10.9 and later, iOS 8.0 and later (both iPhone and iPad) as well as Android phones and tablets.
In May 2015, Sunrise launched Meet, a keyboard for Android and iOS that lets users select available time slots in their calendar to schedule one-to-ones.