Shadow acquires Genymobile

Cloud platform Shadow announced that it has acquired Android emulation startup Genymobile, for an undisclosed sum. 

Founded in 2011 by Arnaud Dupuis with headquarters in Paris, France, and San Francisco, California, Genymobile’s main product is Genymotion, an Android emulator which is widely used as a testing and quality assurance tool by hundreds of thousands of Android app developers. It has millions of users and more than 10,000 customers including Facebook, eBay, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Samsung.

Shadow says the Genymobile acquisition will let the cloud platform accelerate its roadmap and increase its industrial competitiveness to become the leading cloud-based collaborative platform for businesses, gamers, and creatives. 

Arnaud Dupuis, co-founder and CTO of Genymobile, will continue to work for the company starting on March 1 and will lead it as CEO. Tim Danford, the current CEO of Genymobile, will transition into an advisory position and withdraw from daily operations.

“We are very happy to announce this acquisition as the relationship built this past year with Genymobile has been pivotal to our progress in the development of the next-coming generation of our service. This acquisition will bring additional expertise to SHADOW, and also showcases our ambition as a company, which will go through both internal and external growth” said Eric Sèle, CEO of SHADOW and Chairman of Genymobile. “I would also like to thank Tim Danford, Genymobile former CEO, for his help in landing this deal. Tim will stay as an advisor for both entities.”

“Genymobile and SHADOW have complementary expertise that led both companies to work together, and this alliance felt natural. We are very happy to join SHADOW in their mission to democratize technology from the cloud, helping with our unique Android know-how”, said Arnaud Dupuis, CEO of Genymobile.

Written by Jordan Bevan


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