Zoosk, the social dating site, has acquired Woo Media Inc., an interactive video platform with websites including WooMe.com, Shufflepeople.com and Monsterchat.com. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. Founded in 2007, Woo Media had raised venture financing from investors including Atomico Investments, Index Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners.
Woo Media, Inc. the live interactive video platform, with web properties including WooMe.com, Shufflepeople.com, and Monsterchat.com, today has announced its sale to Zoosk, the world’s largest social dating site. WooMe’s 10 Million users will soon be able to engage directly with Zoosk’s user base of over 100 million users. In addition, all properties owned and operated by Woo Media will also be merged into Zoosk.
“We are pleased to have been acquired by Zoosk, a company with a massive user base, innovative and rich set of social features, and a highly scaleable platform. The sale to Zoosk will ensure that Woo Media’s users continue to benefit from a high quality social experience by gaining access to over 100 million other members, expansive and innovative features, and leading Facebook and mobile applications. Zoosk has massively disrupted the online dating space with continued innovation and we’re excited about its future prospects for our users,” said Stephen Stokols, Woo Media’s CEO.
Woo Media, Inc was founded in 2007 and subsequently launched its first site, WooMe.com at the inaugural Tech Crunch 40 event, gaining significant traction in the nascent real time voice and video social networking space, ramping to 1MM users within the sites first year. Through its growth, Woo Media continued to innovate, developing the industry’s first live video publishing platform and launching several leading interactive properties. Woo Media, Inc, grew its social entertainment network to 9MM visits per month, 10 millions users, and a top 2k Alexa ranking.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Woo Media (Woome.com)
Woo Media operates one of the world’s largest interactive video platform. It’s consumer properties include WooMe.com, MonsterChat.com, WooMe.tv and Shufflepeople.com as well as several Facebook and mobile applications.
Founded in 2007, Woo Media had offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and London. Investors of the company include: Atomico Investments (founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis), Index Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Klaus Hommels and Oliver Jung.