Jan-Joost Rueb, the co-founder and CEO of the Amsterdam company, confirmed the news to The Next Web in an email. Rueb declined to disclose the terms of the investment, which occurred a few months ago but wasn’t announced to date.
GREE actually also boasts an office in Amsterdam and just established a presence in London to boot.
GREE has been on an expansion rampage of late, social mobile gaming platform OpenFeint for $104 million, Korean social gaming company Paprika Lab and US-based mobile game developer Funzio for $210 million.
eBuddy, meanwhile, says it currently processes over 17 billion messages per month, enabling more than 30 million unique monthly Web and mobile users to exchange messages on the likes of Facebook Chat, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and ICQ.
eBuddy is privately held and earlier received financial backing from Prime Technology Ventures and Lowland Capital Partners.
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