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General Information

Offices

HQ
Suite 22
7 Narabang Way
Belrose NSW, 2085, AUS

People

CEO
CTO
SVP Business Development
Head of PR

Funding

TOTAL $7.62M
FUNDING TOTAL $7.62M
Seed, 9/2008
$600k
Angel, 11/2008
$400k
Angel, 4/2010
$320k
Series A, 8/2012
TomorrowVentures
$2M
Series A, 11/2012
500 Startups
PanAfrican Investment Co.
TomorrowVentures
David Risher
Anthony Pascoe
Matt Rockman
Tony Faure
Savannah Fund
Adrian MacKenzie
Square Peg Capital
$4.3M

Tags

biNu

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.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    biNu received $4.3M in Series A funding. (11/21/12)
    Posted 11/21/12 at 4:12pm via pandodaily.com
  • Dollar
    biNu received $2M in Series A funding. (8/15/12)
    Posted 8/15/12 at 5:46pm via pandodaily.com
  • Check
    biNu added Paul Naphtali as Head of PR. (1/1/12)
    Posted 5/9/13 at 10:15am
  • Dollar
    biNu received $320k in Angel funding. (4/1/10)
    Posted 5/4/11 at 7:22pm
  • Dollar
    biNu received $400k in Angel funding. (11/1/08)
    Posted 1/26/10 at 5:25pm
  • Dollar
    biNu received $600k in Seed funding. (9/1/08)
    Posted 1/26/10 at 5:25pm
  • Check
    biNu added Gour Lentell as CEO.
    Posted 1/26/10 at 5:25pm
  • Check
    biNu added Dave Turner as CTO.
    Posted 1/26/10 at 5:25pm
  • Check
    biNu added Mark Shoebridge as SVP Business Development.
    Posted 6/10/13 at 10:54pm
  • Check
    biNu added Jeremy George as VP Africa.
    Posted 6/10/13 at 10:54pm

Videos

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biNu Overview

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biNu Football Live Scores

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Twitter on biNu

Added: 6/24/13
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United Nations My World Survey

Added: 6/24/13
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American English on biNu

Added: 6/24/13
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bUying Mills & Boon books on biNu

Added: 6/24/13

Screenshots

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Sources

  1. Co-founders [edit]
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  4. biNu Raises $2M, Gives 3G Speeds to 2G Feature Phones (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  5. BiNu closes $4.3 million Series A (pandodaily.com) [edit]
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