Weathernews Inc. Japan Acquires Weathermob

wnilogoGlobal weather company Weathernews Inc. Japan [4825:JP] acquired Weathermob, a Boston, MA-based social weather company.

The amount of the deal, which aims to create a social weather prediction platform for accurate forecasts using on-the-ground weather observation and reporting, was not disclosed. In conjunction with the transaction, Founder and CEO of Weathermob Julia LeStage joined Weathernews as Chief Editorial Officer.

Weathermob-LogoWeathermob has been building a large weather community to bring weather data from the people who are experiencing the weather first hand across geographic regions via its social sharing features. Its app has over 400,000 downloads and more than 100,000 monthly active users, with an average of 6 minute session times. The company has secured $1m in funding.

Weathernews is a private weather information service company providing disaster mitigation and advanced warning services and operating a community where people can connect on a social and local level. Its Sunnycomb app is available for iOS and Android.



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