On January 5, 2017, Net2Phone, a subsidiary of IDT Corporation, acquired LiveNinja, a Miami-based messaging and live chat technology startup. Net2Phone, based in New Jersey, will be integrating LiveNinja’s messaging technology into its new product now in development, called PicuP, a self-service communications platform that gives small and medium-sized businesses tools to professionally answer, route and manage their inbound calls at an affordable price. LiveNinja, a team of 14, will stay in Wynwood, and will immediately add employees to enhance and support PicuP. The terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed.
For LiveNinja, the new owner brings resources it needed to market and scale its technology. LiveNinja Ceo Weinraub said he will be posting eight software engineer jobs right away, doubling the engineering team in Miami. PicuP will be launched shortly and LiveNinja will continue to offer its messaging platform as a standalone product until the full integration of the two companies’ services has been completed later this year.
Net2Phone provides VoIP PacketCable, SIP and wireless solutions around the world. As a leader in turn-key hosted VoIP telephony services, Net2Phone has routed billions of VoIP minutes globally, servicing more than 100,000 users in the US as well as hundreds of thousands of more overseas. Net2Phone provides partners with a SIP-based broadband telephony solution, calling cards, prefix dialing and enterprise services in over 100 countries. Net2Phone’s PacketCable platform provides cable operators with the ability to deliver a high quality primary line-type service with features such as emergency calling.
LiveNinja is on a mission to help people around the world get the service and assistance they need; anytime, anywhere. To do so, they offer unique communication tools that enable businesses to better serve and understand their customers. LiveNinja Messenger, their latest app, simplifies customer communication by bringing each conversation into one message thread.
You can find more information about Net2Phone’s acquisition of LiveNinja on the Miami Herald’s Website.