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Offices

Nimbuzz Netherlands
301 Rivium Boulevard
Capelle a/d IJssel, 2909 LK, NLD
Nimbuzz India
5th Floor, Vatika Business Park
Sohna Road, Sector 49 Gurgaon
Gurgaon, IND

People

CEO
Chief Product Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Board Member
Team Lead - UI Design
Global Marketing Head
Senior Functional Analyst

Funding

TOTAL $25M
FUNDING TOTAL $25M
Angel, 12/2005
Mangrove Capital Partners
Series A, 6/2007
Holtzbrinck Ventures
Mangrove Capital Partners
Naspers
$10M
Series B, 7/2008
Mangrove Capital Partners
Naspers
$15M

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Nimbuzz

What is Nimbuzz?

Nimbuzz is a new-generation mobile communication & entertainment platform, designed for the online generation.

The multi award-winning Nimbuzz application enables people to enjoy free & low cost mobile phone calls, free Video Calling, free instant messaging, social networking and other rich communication features like social games, using the internet capabilities of the their mobile device.

Nimbuzz has over 150 million users globally and enjoys a current growth rate of over 210000 new registrations each day (that’s a new Nimbuzz user every 1 second!), and an international user footprint of more than 200 countries, covering every corner of the globe.

Nimbuzz users enjoy the freedom of communicating with friends between any internet enabled device, from mobile to mobile, mobile to PC/Mac and vice versa, harnessing the power of the Internet to create the most versatile communication system in the world.

Social networks & communities supported by Nimbuzz include Facebook®, GoogleTalk™ and Twitter.

Company background

Nimbuzz, a pioneer and an established brand in IP based communications, is based out of Gurgaon with regional offices in Dubai and Netherlands. Team Nimbuzz is close to 100 people across it various offices.

Vikas Saxena is the Chief Executive Officer of Nimbuzz and is responsible for the overall business strategy and operations of the brand across the world.

Nimbuzz is backed by Mangrove Capital Partners and Naspers group.

Achievements

Nimbuzz is now delivered to millions of users worldwide via its Mobile, PC, Mac & Web solutions.

• Awarded Best Android Application by Mobies in 2012 • Ranked amongst the top 10 most socially engaging internet brands on mobile by Nielsen for three consecutive years • Most awarded mobile innovation solution at Mobile Marketing Awards, 2013. • All time #3 application on Nokia Ovi store • Partnerships with most leading telecom operators and handset manufacturers in India and across the world

Features

Following a free of charge, simple download & installation, Nimbuzz empowers users to rethink the way they use their mobile device and discover the full potential of the mobile Internet.

  1. Instant Messaging – Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz messaging
  2. Free Calls – Nimbuzz (application to application)
  3. All in one social community chats – Gtalk and Facebook
  4. Social entertainment features – Social Games, Chat Buddies

Recent Milestones

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    Nimbuzz — Nimbuzz Hits 150M Emerging Market Users, Puts The Heat On Facebook In Asia (3/15/13)
    Posted 4/8/13 at 9:54pm via techcrunch.com
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    Nimbuzz — Nimbuzz Relocates Headquarter to India - Appoints Vikas Saxena as global CEO (8/1/12)
    Posted 4/8/13 at 9:54pm via medianama.com
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    Nimbuzz — Mobile messaging service Nimbuzz flies past 100m users, driven by emerging market growth (8/1/12)
    Posted 4/8/13 at 9:54pm via thenextweb.com
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    Nimbuzz added Vikas Saxena as CEO. (7/1/12)
    Posted 4/4/13 at 11:45pm
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    Nimbuzz added Arthur Van De Poll as Co-CEO/COO. (10/1/10)
    Posted 12/17/10 at 10:59am
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    Nimbuzz added Shahnawaz Karim as Global Marketing Head. (8/6/10)
    Posted 11/17/11 at 7:27pm
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    Nimbuzz added Jamshed V Rajan as Chief Product Officer. (8/1/10)
    Posted 11/17/11 at 7:27pm
  • Dollar
    Nimbuzz received $15M in Series B funding. (7/1/08)
    Posted 7/1/08 at 8:05am via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Nimbuzz received $10M in Series A funding. (6/1/07)
    Posted 7/31/07 at 6:36pm
  • Dollar
    Nimbuzz received () in Angel funding. (12/1/05)
    Posted 8/2/07 at 2:31am
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    Nimbuzz added Evert Jaap Lugt as Co-Founder & CEO.
    Posted 7/31/07 at 10:27pm
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    Nimbuzz added Martin Smink as Co-Founder.
    Posted 7/31/07 at 10:27pm
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    Nimbuzz added Joby Babu as Chief Operating Officer.
    Posted 4/8/13 at 12:29am

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Above: Nimbuzz for Mac
Uploaded: 7/26/10
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Products

Nimbuzz

Websitenimbuzz.com
Blogblog.nimbuzz.com
StageLive
Launch DateMay 15, 2008
Tags nimbuzz, calls, phone, texting, message, ip-telephony, mobile, messenger, voip, instant-messaging, presence, im, voice, location, hackersinci, inci43

Nimbuzz is the free messaging and entertainment app for the connected generation. The multi award-winning Nimbuzz application enables people to enjoy free calls, instant messaging, games, file sharing, and social networking and more using the Internet capabilities of their mobile device. With more than 150 million users and more than 210,000 new registrations per day, Nimbuzz is currently used in more than 200 countries worldwide and is available on thousands of the world’s most popular devices across all major platforms such as Android, Symbian, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Phone, J2ME, as well as Windows and Mac desktop computers.

For more information, go to http://blog.nimbuzz.com or follow @nimbuzz on Twitter.

Nimbuzz screenshot
Above: Nimbuzz Android
Uploaded: 3/25/13
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Above: Nimbuzz iPhone
Uploaded: 3/25/13
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Above: Nimbuzz Symbian
Uploaded: 3/25/13

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Sources

  1. Citation Needed []
  2. EDGAR []
  3. Nimbuzz raises $15 million in second round (uk.techcrunch.com) []
  4. Nimbuzz Relocates Headquarter to India - Appoints Vikas Saxena as global CEO (medianama.com) []
    Nimbuzz reaches 150 million users milestone (techcrunch.com) []
    Mobile messaging service Nimbuzz flies past 100m users, driven by emerging market growth (thenextweb.com) []

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