Grove shutting down October 13

Posted by Leah Culver on 15 September 2012

UPDATE:Grove was not shut down and instead was acquired by Revolution Systems. We're profitable and in no danger of being shut down. See our revival "Grove is here to stay" post for more information.

Today we are sad to announce that Grove will be shutting down on October 13, 2012.

We love IRC for companies and had a great time working on Grove. However, our team has moved on to other projects and we've made the very difficult decision to shut down the Grove website and IRC service.

As of today, we've turned off billing and made all of our plans free. For our paying customers, this means you won't be billed again - or rather, you'll be billed $0 for the remainder of Grove's lifetime. If you have any questions about billing, please feel free to contact us at

If you would like to export your data, there are a couple of ways to do so. I've written a quick Python script that will export all your organization's messages via the API:
You can also download any single day's chat logs by visiting your channel archives and clicking on the link to "Download JSON export file."

Please contact us at if you would like more help exporting your data.

Thanks for being such amazing customers. We appreciated your business and support and wish you all the best in the future.

-- Leah Culver, Founder and CEO,