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|Headquarters||Bangalore, Karnataka India|
|Naveen Tewari (Founder, CEO)|
Number of employees
InMobi is a mobile advertising and discovery platform backed by Soft Bank and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. InMobi enables consumers to discover new products and services by providing contextual and personalized ad experiences on mobile devices. The company was founded in 2007 in India with 17 offices across the globe. InMobi won a spot in MIT Technology Review's 50 most disruptive companies of 2013. It was also featured in 'India's Top 100 Companies to Work For 2016' list by the Great Place to Work Institute and ranked No.1 in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in India by the Fast Company. In June, 2016, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America) announced a settlement with InMobi around the company's collection of location data without permission.
InMobi, earlier known as mKhoj, started as an SMS-based search platform with initial funding from Mumbai Angels. In 2007, the company switched to a more scalable business model: mobile advertising. After the business model change, mKhoj rebranded itself to InMobi and received two rounds of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures. After venturing into mobile advertisement, the company initially banked upon mobile web published to generate revenue through Mobile Value Added Services via Mobile Phone Networks billing.
InMobi had received $220.6 Million via Angel, Series A, Series B, and Series C funding. In September 2011, it received a $200 million funding from Softbank which would come in two Tranches - one of $100 million in September 2011 and the other $100 million in April 2012. In 2014, it secured an additional $5 Mn in funding from its existing investor Softbank. Softbank has further committed additional $25 Mn in InMobi if new investors come on board. In 2015, InMobi has now put a name to its culture, 'YaWiO' and given it a formal structure, which includes making it one of several festivals InMobi hosts every year. The first 'YaWiO' event - to which it invited three startups to engage with its workforce for two days - began in Bengaluru on Monday. InMobi will also open its offices for other startups to observe its culture, how it treats and works with employees, which it expects will benefit new businesses for whom personnel-management is often a struggle.
|Angel Funding||Mumbai Angels||August 2006||$500,000|
|Series A||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures||May 2007||$7,100,000|
|Series B||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures||July 2010||$8,000,000|
|Series C||Softbank||September 2011||$200,000,000|
Acquisitions and product announcements
On 2 August 2011, InMobi announced the acquisition of HTML5 rich media platform Sprout which was later renamed to InMobi Studio.
On 18 July 2012, InMobi announced the acquisition of MMTG Labs makers of AppBistro And AppGalleries.
On 2 May 2012, InMobi announced the launch of InMobi Ad Tracker (IAT), its mobile conversion tracking platform that provides real-time analytics, to allow advertisers to measure multiple conversions on both mobile web and app campaigns, across all advertising networks and publishers. The InMobi AdTracker platform is separate from the InMobi ad network, not reliant on UDIDs.
On 2 October 2012, InMobi announced the release of InMobi Ad Tracker version 2.0, incorporating global device recognition from AdTruth.
On 27 November 2012, InMobi announced the release of InMobi Lifetime Value Platform for publishers and app developers to track metrics and send targeted messaging based on user behavior and profile.
Awards and Recognitions
- InMobi featured in 'India's Top 100 Companies to Work For 2016'; wins prize for ‘Workplace Transformation’.
- InMobi is ranked No.15 on Fast Company's list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2016, and ranked No.1 in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in India.
- NDTV honors InMobi with prestigious ‘NDTV Indian of the Year' award in 2016.
- InMobi won a spot in MIT Technology Review's 50 most disruptive companies of 2013.
- InMobi signs "multi-million dollar" mobile ad partnership with Amobee
- InMobi's CEO Naveen Tewari was awarded the Young Achiever of the Year Award at the World Brand Congress 2011 in Mumbai, India.
- InMobi’s Naveen Tewari is Best Mobile Person of Year at the India Digital Awards in January 2013
- Mobile Adtech company; InMobi raises $100 million
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