Status
Acquired by Samsung Electronics on July 3, 2013
Funding Received
$26.5 Million in 3 Rounds from 6 Investors
Headquarters:
Tel Aviv
Description:
Boxee is a cross-platform freeware HTPC software application with social networking features, designed for the living room TV.
Founders:
Avner Ronen, Ziv Isaiah, Tom Sella, Roee Vulkan, Idan Cohen
Categories:
Television, Software
Website:
http://www.boxee.tv

Company Details

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Founded:
January 1, 2004
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Employees:
8 in CrunchBase

Boxee is a partially open-source freeware media player software platform that integrates personal locally stored media with Internet streaming media along with social networking features. Boxee's social networking component allows users to share information about what they are watching or listening to with other boxee users or friends on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Since it is partially open source, users can create their own apps, plug-ins, and skins for it.

The framework for Boxee is based on source code from the Xbox Media Center project, a software originally created by Home Theater PC enthusiasts for the first-generation Xbox.

Investments (1)

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Board Members and Advisors (4)

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Investors (6)

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    Pitango Venture Capital

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    General Catalyst Partners

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    SoftBank Capital

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    Spark Capital

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    Union Square Ventures

    USV invests in large networks of engaged users, differentiated through user experience, and...
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    BoxGroup

    BoxGroup is an early stage investment fund. Our typical investment ranges from $50,000 to...

Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Israeli Headquarters

    Tel Aviv,

    ISR

  • US Headquarters

    122 West 26th Street

    8th Floor

    New York, NY 10001

    USA

Competitors (2)

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Images (1)

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