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CategorySocial Networking


Dammtorstrasse 29-32
Hamburg, 20354, DEU



kununu, 1/2013
amiando, 12/2010 $13.7M
Social Median, 12/2008, 1/2008 $4.36M
Neurona Networking, 6/2007


TOTAL $6.84M
Angel, 5/2004
b-to-v Partners AG
Series A, 11/2005
Wellington Partners




XING is the social network for business professionals. More than 13 million members worldwide – over 6.5 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events.

The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader. Please visit for more information.

Recent Milestones

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    XING added Norbert Stockmann as SVP, Events. (3/1/13)
    Posted 7/27/13 at 4:11pm
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    XING acquired kununu. (1/10/13)
    Posted 1/10/13 at 4:57am via
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    XING added Dr. Thomas Vollmoeller as CEO. (8/15/12)
    Posted 9/11/13 at 1:25am
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    XING added Timm Richter as CPO. (3/1/12)
    Posted 9/11/13 at 1:25am
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    XING added Jörg Malang as VP Product. (7/1/11)
    Posted 5/28/11 at 11:13am
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    XING added Jens Pape as CTO. (3/1/11)
    Posted 9/11/13 at 1:25am
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    XING acquired amiando for $13.7M. (12/10/10)
    Posted 12/9/10 at 7:25pm via
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    XING — XING reaches 10,000,000 bananas. (9/27/10)
    Posted 9/28/10 at 3:52pm via
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    XING added Lars Hinrichs as Founder & Chairman of the Executive Board. (1/1/09)
    Posted 1/23/08 at 10:35pm
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    XING — Acquistion of New York-based socialmedian Inc. enables technological jump on integrating business news for the members. (12/19/08)
    Posted 4/20/09 at 12:44am via
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    XING acquired Social Median. (12/19/08)
    Posted 12/24/08 at 7:58pm via
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    XING — XING introduces Networking for Graduates (6/27/08)
    Posted 6/27/08 at 11:55am via
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    XING acquired for $4.36M. (1/22/08)
    Posted 4/20/09 at 12:53am via
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    XING — In January 2008, XING AG acquires, the largest business network in Turkey with over 280,000 members, which marks XING out as the clear market leader providing online networking for business professionals in the Turkish-speaking world. (1/1/08)
    Posted 10/28/08 at 10:05am via
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    XING — In November 2007, XING AG announces that it will be supporting the new OpenSocial APIs developed by Google as part of the first wave of launch partners. (11/1/07)
    Posted 10/28/08 at 10:04am via
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    XING — September 2007: XING AG disposes of its subsidiary First Tuesday AG, Zurich. (9/1/07)
    Posted 10/28/08 at 10:04am via




Launch DateNovember, 2003
Tags social-networking

Around the world every day, over 7 million business professionals use XING – the global business network – in 16 languages to do business and promote their career. XING makes networking and professional contact management simple, with made-to-measure networking functions and services. Even more, XING allows you to see how people are connected, which is an excellent tool in generating new contacts of your own.

With the XING Jobs portal, more than 24,000 expert groups and networking events from London to Beijing to New York, XING has evolved from a platform to a web interface for business professionals around the world.

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Above: XING Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
XING screenshot
Above: Welcome to XING!
Uploaded: 10/28/08

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