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Acquired byRakuten
Price$315M
Date11/2011
TermsCash

General Information

Offices

Toronto, CAN
135 Liberty Street West
Suite 101, Ontario,
Toronto, CAN

People

VP Operations
iOS Chief Software Architect
Software Engineer

Acquisitions

Aquafadas, 10/2012

Funding

TOTAL $15M
FUNDING TOTAL $15M
Series A, 12/2009
Indigo Books & Music
C$16M
Series B, 7/2010
C$13M
Series C, 3/2011
Indigo Books & Music
Fidelity
Cheung Kong Holdings
RBC
C$50M

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Kobo

Kobo is a global eBook retailer backed by Indigo Books & Music, Borders, REDgroup Retail, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd., and other leaders in technology and retail. We believe consumers should be able to read any book, anytime, anywhere, and on the device of their choice

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Above: Home Page
Uploaded: 12/16/09

Sources

  1. Japanese E-Commerce Company Rakuten Buys E-Reading Platform Kobo For $315M In Cash (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Kobo acquires French digital software company Aquafadas (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  3. New eBook Service Kobo Launches, Raises $16 Million From Borders, Others (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  4. Citation Needed [add]
  5. In The Search For New Distribution Partners, E-Book Retailer Kobo Raises More Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Kobo Launches UK eBook Store (businesswire.com) [edit]
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