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With help from the huge interest in the app, it collected million in venture capital from a number of VCs and Hollywood insiders.
But the success, as with many Silicon Valley startups, was fleeting.
Even though at one point Meerkat had accumulated millions of users, the app faced a tough challenge in competing in mobile livestreaming against Twitter's rival offering, Periscope, and Facebook's competitor, Facebook Live.
While Meerkat is still in the Apple App Store, the startup behind the app has changed course and is working on something new.
The app is the 18th most popular app in the App Store and the third most popular social networking app. Itai Danino is another co-founder and serves as CTO, and Sima Sistani is co-founder and COO.
We’ve talked to kids and there’s a bit of a backlash against that.
Its creators say it encourages users to have frequent, candid conversations with their friends and family.
After use of the livestreaming app started slowing last summer, Rubin, his COO Sima Sistani, and the team decided that the startup should focus on something new.
Unlike Facetime or Skype, you can have up to eight people in a room and have several "parties" going at once.
It's like a video version of a chatroom, and teens are going crazy for it: the app launched last February and now has more than 1 million daily active users. Rubin stuck with the live video idea and is now the CEO of Life on Air, the company behind Houseparty.
It’s an app for video chatting with friends that the company is calling a "synchronous social network" — a place to be together even when you’re apart.
Built under a pseudonym for 10 months, the app for Android and i OS has been gaining traction among young people around the country — and it’s closing in on 1 million users.