When Intanda threw in the towel earlier this month, it was working on an instant messaging application. Prior to that, it had positioned itself as a provider of wireless communications tools for trade shows and industry conferences.
That target market has taken a hit in recent months, with one of the company's three customers, The Industry Standard, going out of business.
Intanda gained more attention in its first incarnation, as a Web site called Backflip for organizing bookmarks.
Backflip launched in 1999 as part of a new crop of start-ups founded by veterans of the first wave of Internet companies, including Netscape Communications, Yahoo and America Online. Backflip was co-founded by Chris Misner, once a director of strategic development and acquisitions at Netscape, and Tim Hickman, former senior product manager at Netscape.
Prior to its closure, Intanda sold the Backflip bookmarks site to a group of former employees. In a recent e-mail to subscribers, those new owners apologized for an outage that resulted in the permanent loss of data that people entered between Sept. 5 and Sept. 9. Search functionality was also suspended.
Intanda's investors included 21st Century Internet Venture Partners, Rosewood Venture Group and Angel Investors.