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SendBird acquires video conferencing platform Roundee.io

PUBLISHED : April 02, 2020 - 15:35

UPDATED : April 03, 2020 - 08:12

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SendBird, a leading startup in chat and messaging application programming interface service for mobile and web applications, said April 1 it has acquired enterprise video conferencing platform Roundee.io.

The San-Mateo-based company said it will use Roundee.io’s core technology and key engineering talent to enhance new voice and video functions. The deal, whose amount is not disclosed, comes at a time when people across the globe are seeking ways to connect through social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Videoconferencing app Roundee (Roundee)



“Voice, video, and chat capabilities have never been more important than they are today,” said SendBird CEO and Co-Founder John S. Kim. “Much like messaging technologies, voice and video engineering requires a very specialized skill set if you want to do them well. The Roundee team has developed sophisticated technology from expertise built over many years. It will allow us to accelerate development of our voice and video APIs and continue to push the envelope of what’s possible in an increasingly app-driven world.”

“We’re excited to join the SendBird family. SendBird has created the world’s best chat and messaging technology, and now we can help it further differentiate its service through best-in-class voice and video capabilities” said Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of Roundee.

Seoul-based Roundee was founded in 2015.

By Park Ga-young (gypark@heraldcorp.com)

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