imo.im, a Palo Alto, CA-based messaging network that allows users to communicate across third-party messaging services, recently raised $13m in Series B funding.
The round was led by co-founder and angel investor Georges Harik.
The company intends to grow the imo Network over the next year and hire news people (read here).
Led by Ralph Harik, CEO, imo offers a communication and social discovery platform with supported networks including AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Steam, VKontakte and Yahoo. Free on the web, Android, iPhone and iPad, it supports both private and group chat with the ability to share multimedia files and photos with groups, send voice and text IMs, conduct chat history searches and hold simultaneous sessions allowing users to switch between desktop, mobile and tablet devices without losing conversations.
The company also announced the introduction of Broadcasts on its mobile platforms, which creates a channel where users can discover people, information, news and topics they are interested in.
Accordin to a written note, imo has more than 7 million mobile downloads and 750,000 unique daily visitors delivering an average of 50 million messages per day.