SHAPE Services, the company behind the cross-platform IM+ messaging applications has raised $10 million from Russian investment firm Finam.
IM+ unites all communication needs under a single interface, integrating with Facebook Chat, Twitter, MSN Live Messenger, Skype IM, Google Talk, AOL, ICQ and others. The app currently has 17.5 million users and 800 million mobile ad impressions per month.
As a part of the deal Finam and Shape Services will launch a FinamShape joint venture that will release a special version of plus.im web messenger for the Russian market. And Shape Services’ name will be shortened to Shape. Last year Shape Services acquired CrispApp, the Hong Kong based developer of the fone app for iOS