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Acquired byReachd
Price$10M
Date6/2010
Acquired byAOL
Price$850M
Date3/2008
TermsCash

General Information

Websitebebo.com
Blogbebo.com/Blog.jsp...
Twitter@Bebo_Official
CategorySocial Networking
Emailcustomerservice@b...
Employees
Founded1/2005
DescriptionSocial Network

Offices

San Francisco, USA
425 Bush Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA, 94108
USA

People

Co-Founder, CEO
CEO
CTO
Chief Product Officer
Head of Sales, Ireland
Head of Original Productions
Western Sales Director
Senior Director Technology

Funding

TOTAL $15M
FUNDING TOTAL $15M
Series A, 5/2006
Balderton Capital
$15M

Competitors

Tags

Bebo

Launched in July 2005, Bebo has steadily risen to become one of the world’s most popular social networking sites. Users can create profiles on the site for free, stay connected with friends, watch videos, and listen to music. In early 2008 Bebo had over 34 million registered users and 7 billion monthly page views. Bebo’s founders have extensive experience in online social networking, having been involved in the founding and building of such companies as Birthday Alarm, Ringo, and Friendster.

Bebo is officially the largest social networking site in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand, and is the third largest social networking site in the US behind only MySpace and Facebook.

In 2006, Bebo received the Webby Award People’s Vote for the best social networking site on the web.

Bebo was acquired by AOL on March 13, 2008. It was then re-sold to Criterion for less than $10M, with some sources indicating the deal was around $2.5M.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Bebo — Bebo’s Founder Michael Birch Says He’s Bought Back The Social Network For $1M, Plans To ‘Reinvent’ It (7/1/13)
    Posted 7/1/13 at 7:11pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Bebo added Fritz Rollins as VP of Business Development. (6/24/11)
    Posted 6/24/11 at 9:48am
  • Check
    Bebo added Kevin Bachus as Chief Product Officer. (9/9/10)
    Posted 9/9/10 at 8:42am
  • Check
    Bebo added Akash Garg as CTO. (8/1/10)
    Posted 8/9/10 at 9:41pm
  • Handshake
    Bebo was acquired by Reachd for $10M. (6/17/10)
    Posted 8/3/11 at 6:15pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Bebo added Adam Levin as CEO. (6/15/10)
    Posted 4/14/11 at 6:47pm
  • Check
    Bebo — Bebo Announces New Developer Engagement Metrics, Tools, Rewards (11/12/08)
    Posted 11/15/08 at 8:51pm
  • Check
    Bebo added Tim Shundo as User Interface Designer. (11/1/08)
    Posted 2/24/10 at 4:54pm
  • Check
    Bebo added Friedemann Wachsmuth as Senior Director Technology. (10/1/08)
    Posted 2/18/10 at 2:06am
  • Check
    Bebo — Bebo Expands Senior Management Team (7/8/08)
    Posted 7/8/08 at 10:55am via aol.com
  • Check
    Bebo added Stefanie Kraus as Principal UI Designer. (3/1/08)
    Posted 3/20/10 at 9:02am
  • Check
    Bebo added Tony Mariotti as Director of Sales. (1/1/07)
    Posted 5/23/13 at 2:58am
  • Check
    Bebo added Mark Charkin as VP Global Advertising Sales. (9/1/06)
    Posted 5/17/12 at 10:16pm
  • Dollar
    Bebo received $15M in Series A funding. (5/1/06)
    Posted 7/11/07 at 8:30pm
  • Check
    Bebo added Darius Contractor as VP of Engineering. (1/1/06)
    Posted 11/14/13 at 10:07am
  • Check
    Bebo added Michael Birch as Co-Founder, CEO. (1/1/05)
    Posted 7/11/07 at 8:44pm

Videos

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This video was originally published on Beet.TV

Added: 3/5/09

Screenshots

Bebo screenshot
Above: chav
Uploaded: 5/20/09

Products

Bebo

Websitebebo.com
Blogbebo.com
StageLive
Launch DateFebruary 12, 2005
Tags social-networking

Bebo dubs itself as the next generation high school and college social network and has features for users to blog, listen to music, and share information, photos, and videos with others. The inclusion of the unique Bebo Bands (now generalized to Bebo Groups) allows artists or groups to upload unlimited music and music content (like videos or albums) to the site. Users can even download music from Bebo, which now connects its users directly to the iTunes store. Besides music, Bebo allows users to search and view a variety of videos that members have uploaded to the site as well.

Blab

Websiteitunes.apple.com/app/blab-video-...

Blab is the FUN app that lets you send QUICK video messages to your friends & family!

Bebo screenshot
Above: Screenshot 1
Uploaded: 4/3/14
Bebo screenshot
Above: Screenshot 2
Uploaded: 4/3/14

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Compete

Bebo

Sources

  1. Confirmed: Criterion Capital Partners Acquires Bebo From AOL (techcrunch.com) []
  2. Citation Needed []
  3. Bebo Expands Senior Management Team Appointing Kate Burns as Vice President & Managing Director, Europe (corp.aol.com) []
    BEBO ANNOUNCES NEW ENGAGEMENT TOOLS AND METRICS FOR DEVELOPERS []
    Bebo’s Founder Michael Birch Says He’s Bought Back The Social Network For $1M, Plans To ‘Reinvent’ It (techcrunch.com) []

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