Rebellion Media Acquires Jingu, Mobile-Only Social Discovery Platform

Waterloo's Rebellion Media is on a roll. This morning they announced that they have acquired Toronto's Jingu - the first mobile-only social discovery platform.  

This is hot on the heels of acquiring a significant portfolio of ten combat sports websites as well as content creation and recommendation system Sortable, also of Waterloo.

Jingu Friends is a mobile-only social discovery platform that allows users to find mobile messaging users around them and connect with them instantly. Jingu’s platform has grown aggressively since its launch and is currently processing over 100,000 messages per day.

"The acquisition of Jingu brings a team to Rebellion that has ten years of mobile experience including being one of the product visionaries behind one of the most successful mobile applications worldwide, Blackberry Messenger.  We are excited for Jingu to join Rebellion both for the team’s mobile expertise as well as the million-plus and growing monthly active users on their platform," said Ted Hastings, CEO of Rebellion Media.  

"We had grown our user base aggressively with the initial launch of the app and proved the business model along the way.  We were looking for the digital media infrastructure that we could leverage to take our platform to the next level and found that our strategic direction aligned exceptionally well with Rebellion Media. We’re thrilled to be joining this aggressively growing organization and contributing our deep mobile expertise," stated Theban Ganeshalingam, co-founder of Jingu.

Rebellion Media
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Every day, Rebellion connects millions of people to personalized content through our family of websites, mobile apps and e-stores. In the categories of health, technology, women and sports, Rebellion acquires successful digital brands, then boosts them to the next level by applying a smart mix of tools and skills. We believe in taking risks, we’re not afraid of failure, and we think it’s a... more

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