|Series A, 4/2007 |
VantagePoint Capital Partners
Bluepulse is a privately held mobile social media company based in San Mateo, California that is busy building one of the world’s largest communities on mobile. The company was founded in 2002 by mobile phone technologist and enthusiast Ben Keighran in hopes of developing a standard platform for publishing and consuming content on mobile. Ben, a native of Sydney, Australia, launched his idea at the mere age of 19 and quickly realized the company’s potential in the emerging mobile industry. He recently launched the company in the United States – located in YouTube’s old space in San Mateo. Bluepulse has users in 160 countries and is one of the fastest growing mobile communities in the world. Bluepulse has an advertising-based revenue model.
|Launch Date||January 1, 2008|
Bluepulse epitomizes the next generation of mobile communication with its new mobile social messaging platform. Bluepulse reinvents mobile messaging and includes a host of innovations that enable users to communicate with their networks of friends and colleagues; make introductions; send email; text message; and share profiles, pictures and videos like never before. Bluepulse also introduces the concept of mobile “Friending,” which includes a combination of messaging capabilities that enable users to build out their circle of friends via their own trusted network on their mobile devices.
Bluepulse essentially represents a blend of two of today’s fastest growing industries: the Mobile Web and social networking. Bluepulse aims to revolutionize the way consumers and publishers use their mobile devices by providing one piece of software that allows easy and user-friendly access to messaging, chat, community, and mobilized Internet content. With nearly 3 million downloads across 160 countries, bluepulse is one of the fastest growing social communities in the world.