Facebook Acquires Onavo

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) acquired Onavo, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based data compression technology and mobile analytics company.

The amount of the transaction was not disclosed and reports said it could be in the $100m/$200m range.

Launched three years ago by Guy Rosen, CEO, and Roi Tiger, CTO (read their joint message here), Onavo developed mobile utility apps, which help people save money through more efficient use of data, and large and small developers to design better experiences for people.

Following the close of the deal, Onavo will continue running its mobile utility apps as a standalone brand. Its Tel-Aviv-based office will remain open for business and will become Facebook’s new Israeli office.

The company had raised approximately $13m in funding from like Sequoia, Horizons Ventures, Motorola and Magma Venture Partners.



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