TeleNav acquires activity search engine

GPS navigation services provider TeleNav has completed the acquisition of goby, a US-based local search engine and mobile application developer.
Round-up of today's M&A deals


GPS navigation services provider TeleNav has completed the acquisition of goby, a US-based local search engine and mobile application developer.
Round-up of today’s M&A deals

GPS navigation services provider TeleNav has completed the acquisition of goby, a US-based local search engine and mobile application developer.

goby provides services that allows users to explore events and activities based on location. Currently, goby only covers the US but is looking to expand into the European market, according to a statement.

Telenav has offices in the US, United Kingdom, Brazil and China.

‘We are impressed with what the goby team has built to date and are excited about what we can do together moving forward,’ says HP Jin, president, chief executive officer and co-founder of TeleNav.

Most of the 11 goby employees will join the TeleNav team and will remain in their current Boston location. It has been stated that additional details on timing and extent of goby content and technology integration will be announced at a later date.

goby was launched in 2009. In October 2010 the business closed a $2.5 million extension of its Series A funding from investors including Flybridge Capital Partners and Kepha Partners. With this extension of funding, goby took its total raised amount to $7.5 million.

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