Live Nation Labs Acquires Dating App Meexo
Live Nation Labs, the concert and ticketing giant's digital arm created with the aquisiton of Big Champagne, has done an acquire/hire of it's own – dating and social app Meexo. The company's co-founders, Romain David and Dav Yaginuma, will be joining the Labs team.
Meexo, founded in 2011, was a TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 and a SXSW 2012 Accelerator finalist. The deal was brokered by Jacob Mullins of ExitRound, but no details of the Live Nation acquisition were disclosed.
The Meexo team were early creators of location based mobile apps. But today's joint announcement offered few clues as to what they'll working on at Live Nation. "[They will] help guide what I can only describe as our 'moon mission' in proving technology leadership at Live Nation," said Labs chief Eric Garland.
"We are developing a two-way relationship with our devices, which is so intimate that technology is becoming invisible and fully integrated into our lives," wrote the Meexo co-founders. "And this opens the doors to new emerging possibilities and new horizons for entrepreneurs to explore. Live Nation Labs is committed to be at the front row of innovation, and we believe that together we will open great new acts."