|Phone||+31 20 514 1420|
|Description||web and mobile messaging|
|Series A, 10/06 |
Lowland Capital Partners
|Series B, 2/08 |
eBuddy is a web-based messenger service that allows you to chat with your MSN, Yahoo and AIM contacts on one page. They also have a mobile browser for accessing your contacts on your mobile. eBuddy doesn’t require any downloads, so you can easily get to your contacts on other computers.
|Launch Date||July 25, 2003|
|Tags||instant-messaging, im, mobile-instant-messaging, mobile-messenger, web-messenger|
eBuddy is web and mobile messaging for everyone, everywhere and is available in over 30 languages.
eBuddy created the world’s first independent web browser-based IM service in 2003 and extended the service to mobile in June 2007.
eBuddy processes nearly 15 billion messages per month and enables more than 35 million unique monthly visitors to chat in one, aggregated interface across all major IM networks including AIM, Facebook Chat, Gtalk, ICQ, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo!
eBuddy is one of the world’s fastest growing mobile IM services with over 17 million unique monthly mobile users, and offers four, free mobile IM versions: eBuddy for iPhone and iPod Touch, eBuddy for Android, eBuddy Mobile Messenger (J2ME) and eBuddy Lite Messenger (mobile Web). eBuddy’s premium native application, eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod Touch is ad-free and includes additional features. It is for sale via Apple’s App Store for $4.99 USD.
eBuddy received the 2008 Crunchies Award for Best International Company, and was a finalist for Best Mobile Application EMEA at the 2009 TechCrunch Europas Awards. eBuddy won the award for Best Mobile App in the 2009 Mashable Open Web Awards (OWA).
Based in Amsterdam, London and San Francisco, eBuddy is privately held company backed by Prime Technology Ventures and Lowland Capital Partners.