|Description||Mobile application platform|
|Seed, 9/2008 ||$600k|
|Angel, 11/2008 ||$400k|
|Angel, 4/2010 ||$320k|
|Series A, 8/2012 |
|Series A, 11/2012 |
PanAfrican Investment Co.
Square Peg Capital
biNu is a patented software platform that enables super-fast, data-lite access to internet services from mobile phones. biNu runs on mobile feature-phones and Android smartphones and is super-fast even on 2G networks.
The biNu platform provides a comprehensive set of social networking and messaging features plus access to hundreds of apps and services such as Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, news, sports, music, social gaming, books, education, health, weather etc.
Users access biNu by downloading and installing a lightweight mobile app that connects to the biNu internet platform. All application processing is done in the cloud and through data caching and an efficient data protocol the user experiences near-instantaneous response times.
The company has demonstrated strong market traction acquiring over 5 million active users per month in the past two years, primarily in high growth emerging and developing markets.
As the world steadily shifts to mobile as the dominant means of internet access and as billions of people in emerging markets become internet-enabled through their mobile phones, biNu is building a platform which provides a fast, cost efficient and compelling experience for people to participate in the new digital economy.
biNu is partnering with app stores, mobile carriers and handset distributors to grow its audience and with advertisers, market researchers and content partners to monetize the platform. The biNu Credits virtual currency integrated with mobile payment channels facilitates many of the commercial models.
biNu is building an integrated content, social and economic mobile experience for the next 4 billion Internet users and as an internet cloud platform, will migrate with them to future technologies and access devices.
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