We have some really exciting news: Skout is merging into MeetMe!
When we started Skout almost a decade ago as a “mobile first” company, there were no iPhones or Android devices out there. Not even Facebook had a mobile product. It was a tough proposition since the market was not ready -- and for a long time we struggled to get any traction at all. At that time, it seemed as if we knew almost all of our Skouters by first name. :-)
We all shared the same vision: that meeting and connecting with new people is an inherently good and exciting thing to do. Fast-forward to today and we have a thriving community with millions of people from all over the world. Hundreds of millions of connections have been formed – and we truly believe that these friendships have made the world a better place. The global aspect has always been important to us, and that is what makes Skout unique.
During this journey we got to know the very talented team at MeetMe. We share the same vision and have been friends for years. That friendship has now developed into something deeper, and we are committing to continue the journey of connecting people, not independently, but together as one bigger and stronger company. You can read more about the news here. We are absolutely thrilled about this!
The acquisition is subject to a number of closing conditions, and we and MeetMe are targeting the completion of the acquisition in October 2016.
We want to thank all the people who believed in us during these incredibly rewarding years (in no particular order): our users, employees, investors, friends, family and partners. It would not have been even remotely possible without your support and hard work -- and for that we are forever grateful!
We’re looking forward to this next chapter!
Christian Wiklund & Niklas Lindstrom – Founders Skout