Robin Hood strikes again – this time from Oracle


Oracle announced on Friday that it had acquired LiveLOOK, a co-browsing tool. Oracle says LiveLOOK will become an integral part of the Oracle Service Cloud.

LiveLOOK,  based in Matawan, NJ, had investors including Rose Tech Ventures, New Vantage Group, Robin Hood Ventures and New York Angels. Terms were not disclosed.

LiveLOOK appears somewhat similar in function to Firefly, the co-browser started by Dan Shipper at Penn and the first startup to receive funding from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. Firefly was acquired by Pegasystems two weeks ago.

Unlike screen sharing apps, co-browsers are intended to give remote access to only what appears in the browser, not a view of the entire desktop.

Igor Khalatian Ph.D / LiveLOOK

LiveLOOK’s CEO and founder was Igor Khalatian Ph.D, a Bell Labs veteran. Prior to LiveLOOK, he was Co-Founder of HelpMeeting, a web conferencing and desktop sharing company.

[This article was written by Tom Paine of Philly Tech News and is reposted here with his permission.]

Editor’s note: LiveLOOK also had $1 in funding in 2008 from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority via the Edison Innovation Fund.

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