VC: eBuddy snags $9.5M



Mobile IM, smartphones and advertising raise the big rounds this week.

VENTURE CAPITAL

COMPANY

AMOUNT/ROUND

LEAD INVESTORS

DESCRIPTION

Numobiq
Pleasanton, CA

$4.5M
first

Benchmark

Numobiq turns regular handsets into smartphones with its software.

eBuddy
Amsterdam

$9.5M
second

Prime Technology

eBuddy makes mobile IM apps.

Ringleader
New York, New York

$6M
first

W2 Group

Ringleader runs a mobile advertising network.

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