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SayNow  Acquired by Google (2011  amount undisclosed )

555 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
USA
(650) 490-4916
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Team

Management: Brian Mandler (Director of Business Development) Shailesh Bavadekar (Sr. Engineer) Janahan Vivekanandan (Architect)
Company

Business description: SayNow set out to build voice-based experiences that are fun and social. Along the way, we reinvented the way phone calls are made today. Voice is engaging, authentic, and an emotional form of communication, yet is largely ignored on social media and smartphone platforms. With an eye to the future, SayNow built a hosted, standards-based platform and a series of applications, which over 15 million users and thousands of celebrities and brands use today. An example of an application built on the SayNow platform is SayNow Broadcast. SayNow Broadcast enables brands and celebrities to broadcast and receive voice messages as well as chat one-on-one or in groups with their audience. This drives engagement and a new stream of revenue. All of our applications are built on top of the SayNow platform, which allows voice messaging, one-on-one conversations, and group calls to be instantly integrated into Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Android, or iPhone applications. By releasing our platform to external developers, 3rd party applications can integrate voice and create new, engaging experiences without writing complex telephony code. SayNow is located in Palo Alto, with offices in New York and Los Angeles.
Capital

Rounds: 1
Recent fundings: Mar 2007
Capital raised: 6.7M
Last Round: 6.7M
Ownership: Acquired by Google (2011  amount undisclosed )
VCs include: Shasta VenturesTugboat Ventures;  Costella Kirsch
Angels/other VCs: Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures);  Dave Whorton (TPG Ventures)

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Overview
Record updated: Jan 2011
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 2005
Rounds: 1
Recent fundings: Mar 2007
Capital raised: 6.7M
Last Round: 6.7M
Ownership: Acquired by Google (2011  amount undisclosed )