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General Information

Offices

Global Headquarters
Keizersgracht 585
Amsterdam, 1017 DR, NLD
US Headquarters
555 Post St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
USA
Singapore office

People

Co-founder
CEO, Co-founder
COO
COO, Co-founder
Strategic Partnership Director
Investor

Funding

TOTAL $15.9M
FUNDING TOTAL $15.9M
Series A, 10/2006
Lowland Capital Partners
€5M
Series B, 2/2008
Prime Ventures
€6.5M

Competitors

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eBuddy

eBuddy created the world’s first, independent, web browser-based instant messaging service as e-Messenger in 2003. The company was rebranded in 2006 from e-Messenger to eBuddy. eBuddy currently offers two products: eBuddy Chat and XMS.

eBuddy Chat enables millions of monthly global users with Facebook Chat, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ and AOL accounts to chat free of charge in one aggregated interface. eBuddy Chat is currently available on the Web and offers free mobile solutions for iOS, Android, J2ME and mobile Web-enabled devices.

XMS is a free, real-time messaging app for smartphones. Launched in March 2011, XMS offers unlimited smartphone messaging through one’s Internet connection. XMS is currently available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Phone 7 devices.

eBuddy processes over 17 billion messages per month and enables more than 30 million unique monthly users to exchange messages through its services.

eBuddy is a privately-held company backed by Prime Technology Ventures and Lowland Capital Partners. eBuddy is headquartered in Amsterdam and has local offices in San Francisco and Singapore.

Recent Milestones

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    eBuddy added Sytse Zuidema as COO. (1/1/12)
    Posted 6/27/12 at 5:55pm
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    eBuddy — Japanese gaming company GREE acquired a minority stake in eBuddy (1/1/12)
    Posted 9/25/13 at 1:01am via techcrunch.com
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    eBuddy — eBuddy exceeded 250 million user accounts. (9/21/11)
    Posted 9/27/13 at 12:00am via techcrunch.com
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    eBuddy — Mobile Messaging Platform eBuddy Raising Money At $100 Million Valuation (8/30/11)
    Posted 8/30/11 at 10:20pm via businessinsider.com
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    eBuddy — eBuddy launched XMS. (3/17/11)
    Posted 9/27/13 at 12:00am via techcrunch.com
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    eBuddy — eBuddy achieved over 100 million downloads. (9/30/10)
    Posted 9/27/13 at 12:00am via techcrunch.com
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    eBuddy — eBuddy receives Mashable award for the Best Mobile User Experience. (1/1/10)
    Posted 9/27/13 at 12:00am via mashable.com
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    eBuddy — eBuddy receives Mashable award for the Best Mobile App. (1/1/09)
    Posted 9/27/13 at 12:00am via mashable.com
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    eBuddy — eBuddy Processing 1 billion Messages per Month for 2M Unique Mobile Users (4/30/08)
    Posted 7/28/08 at 9:53am via yahoo.com
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    eBuddy added Jonie Oostveen as Strategic Partnership Director. (3/17/08)
    Posted 12/28/09 at 1:29pm
  • Dollar
    eBuddy received $9.55M (€6.5M) in Series B funding. (2/5/08)
    Posted 3/21/08 at 11:11pm via ebuddy.com
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    eBuddy — eBuddy receives Crunchies award for the Best International Startup. (1/1/08)
    Posted 9/27/13 at 12:00am via techcrunch.com
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    eBuddy received $6.33M (€5M) in Series A funding. (10/26/06)
    Posted 7/25/07 at 3:54am via ebuddy.com
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    eBuddy added Onno Bakker as COO, Co-founder. (1/1/04)
    Posted 7/25/07 at 4:06am
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    eBuddy added Alex Mashinsky as Investor. (6/19/03)
    Posted 4/11/11 at 1:02pm
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    eBuddy added Alex Mashinsky as Advisor. (6/19/03)
    Posted 4/11/11 at 2:02pm

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Above: eBuddy Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 9/30/13
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Above: eBuddy Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 9/30/13

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Sources

  1. EBUDDY Secures 5 Million Euro In Series A Funding (ebuddy.com) []
  2. eBuddy secures €6.5 million Series B funding (ebuddy.com) []
  3. Hungry mobile IM users consume 5M downloads in first year eBuddy processing 1 billion messages per month for 2M unique mobile users (news.yahoo.com) []
    Mobile Messaging Platform eBuddy Raising Money At $100 Million Valuation (businessinsider.com) []
    TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) []
    Mashable (mashable.com) []
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