Status
Acquired by Rakuten on November 8, 2011
Funding Received
$78.8 Million in 3 Rounds from 3 Investors
Headquarters:
Toronto, ON
Description:
Kobo is a global leader in eReading, offering an open platform for its readers.
Founders:
Michael Serbinis
Categories:
News, Textbooks, E-Commerce
Website:
http://www.kobo.com

Company Details

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Founded:
December 15, 2009
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Employees:
3 in CrunchBase

Kobo is a global leader in eReading, offering an open platform for its readers. It supports many formats, including EPUB and PDF, allowing its readers to buy and read digital content from a variety of sources.

Kobo offers one of the world’s largest eBookstores with nearly 4 million titles across 68 languages, varying from bestsellers, self-published works, and magazines to kids’ books.

It provides apps for Apple, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows platforms allowing people to read anytime, anywhere and access their libraries from any device they choose. Bookmarks syncronize across devices so the readers can pick up where they left off from one device to another.

Kobo offers its digital reading experience to millions of readers around the world in 190 countries through its website,bookseller, and retail partner network, represented by 17,600 locations around the world.

Kobo was founded in 2009 and is based in Toronto.

Current Team (3)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $78.8M

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Products (1)

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    Aura H2O

    Kobo Aura H2O is a waterproof and dustproof premium eReader that features Carta E Ink, a 2-month battery life, and 4GB of onboard memory.

Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (3)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    135 Liberty Street West

    Suite 101, Ontario,

    Toronto, ON

    CAN

Past Team (4)

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Images (1)

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