BillMonk is now an Obopay company! Settle up online.

We are delighted to announce that BillMonk has been acquired by Obopay, Inc.

Obopay built the first comprehensive mobile person-to-person payments service in the US that lets you instantly send money to anyone using your mobile phone (SMS, WAP, or a downloadable app), or a web browser.

When we first talked to the Obopay team it was clear to us that they care deeply about making it easier to deal with money. Given that BillMonk’s goal is to make money painless between friends, the match couldn’t have been better.

As a first step of integration, BillMonk now lets you settle up your debts online via Obopay! Simply login and click on the new ‘Settle up with Obopay‘ action. Today’s beta release makes it easy to send money to a phone number; we will soon follow up with the ability to send money to an email address.

What’s most exciting about BillMonk joining forces with Obopay is that we can now deliver on a huge number of exciting features, sooner. (And we now have a Seattle office that isn’t our apartments, with a team that isn’t just the two of us!) BillMonk’s growth will be faster than ever, we can work harder than ever, and you benefit more than ever.

A big thanks to all of you for believing in the service and for helping us make it better. It has been a wild and wonderful first year; this next year is going to be through the roof!

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75 Responses to “BillMonk is now an Obopay company! Settle up online.”

  1. Arjun Says:

    Congrats, monks!

  2. Matt Says:

    Congrats! I’ll buy you guys a beer (or several) next time I see you at you know where…

  3. Tom Says:

    Congratulations guys! It looks like a great match.

  4. walter ang Says:

    i went to the obopay.com website and there was not comment box or email addy, but i would just like to know if i can join even if i’m not an american citizen or even if i don’t live in the states?

    i already emailed my friends and relatives in the states about it, but gosh darn it, i wish i could get some of that referral bonus money! = )

    please link up with bank of philippine islands (www.bpi.com.ph) here in the philippines. bpi is my bank so it’d be great if you can link up.

    and if you do, hope you tell them i suggested it, maybe they’ll give me a prize or something, hehehehe.

    thanks.

  5. Pax Sreekantan Says:

    Dude This Rocks ! It’s just been a year. Don’t you just
    love this country ???!!!

  6. akshay menon Says:

    Hey guys,

    Kudos on taking a step further in helping me keep tab of my expenses, i have had a whole lot of my friends hooked on to this ……

    With the online pay thing it ameliorates the distance factor …..

    cheers on a job well done.

    thanks

  7. obocarol Says:

    The team at Obopay is very excited about BillMonk and Obopay coming together. In a world that values convenience so much, it’s ironic how inconvenient money itself has become.

    We are committed to making money painless among friends!

    Carol Realini

  8. Adam Loving Says:

    Congrats guys! You’ve inspired half of Seattle’s tech crowd with your hard work and attention to customers. Well, at least you’ve inspired me.

  9. MiniMerger: Obopay Aquires Billmonk Says:

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  10. Innovatorz.org Home (Test) » Blog Archive » MiniMerger: Obopay Aquires Billmonk Says:

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  11. galen Says:

    The secret is out of the bag! Congratulations! I expect more big things!

  12. Bryan S Says:

    Congrats!!!

  13. Justin Laing Says:

    Awesome news! Keep up the good work.

  14. John Says:

    Congrats Gaurav and Chuck! Looking forward to the cool things you’ll inevitably come up with next.

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  19. darius Says:

    Congrats! It was a vigorous and inspiring campaign. May you continue to inspire communities in your new intra-preneurship roles.

  20. Balasubramanian V Says:

    Congratulations Guys….You chaps rock! Now lets have that payment service up and running in India, neh? :)

  21. Sumit Says:

    Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on this major milestone in your lifes.. It really is great and gives us confidence to build our own ventures..
    I saw ur service sometime back and was amazed on the simple problem u guys were trying to solve… Simple does not mean small.. Congrats again…

  22. Zack Says:

    Wooohoooo!

  23. CrunchBack Says:

    It’s always good to recognize that a cool idea with perhaps a light business model may be worth more inside another organization than on its own. Good luck in making that all work for you.

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  25. Prashant Sarkar Says:

    Congrats! Wow! I remember you guys presenting at Rainmakers Live last year! Its been less than a year now… Keep it up guys! Awesome…

  26. paul rush Says:

    congrats yall… here’s to continued success!

  27. noah kagan Says:

    nice job fellas!

  28. Marston Says:

    Sweet, congrats. My friend h1kari turned me on you guys and its been great. Good to hear it will be even better. Good luck!

  29. Shree..\ Says:

    Congrats!

  30. mohit Says:

    awesome. good luck for continued success!

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  32. Bill Weiss Says:

    Congratulations! Is there any word of possible changes to the privacy policy as a result of this?

  33. k Says:

    Congratulations guys. Its amazing seeing the amount of value you can add, just by tackling a problem in the simplest way possible.

    Is billmonk now going to be interfaced with the mobile interface to remind friends of pending money? Or is it that obopay will be a widget in billmonk where friends can pay money through billmonk?

  34. k Says:

    All aside, really excited to see how this is go from here. Just hoping something like this can work itself out in india.

  35. k Says:

    mea culpa. missed that image & it is just as i expected the interface to be!
    cheers!

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  37. jayaram Says:

    India! we want this to be extended to India as well!

  38. awardtour Says:

    congrats!

  39. Jimbo Says:

    Memberships with Amp’d and Helio? Expanding into India? Way to go fellas…sounds like this is definitely heading somewhere…

  40. Vivien Ting Says:

    Congrats Monks! This is very exciting!!

    I still recall the time we had dinner after the Rainmakers Event and you were sharing with us about how there wasn’t a definite revenue model back then.. and things have turned out so well!

  41. Chris Matthias Says:

    Congratulations BillMonkers… I’ve always loved this product and I’ve been using it almost the whole time. Congratulations on seeing your passion turn into a viable product. And I bet its nice to see some cash money too! All the best!

  42. Tarwin Says:

    Sweeet! Congrads on that. Hope obopay goes global soon then!

  43. Paz Says:

    Well played boys :)
    -Paz

  44. Gwen Says:

    Woohoo!!

  45. Armbrat Says:

    Congrats everyone!

  46. Tonik Says:

    How much is the whole deal? congrats

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  52. grot Says:

    This is somthing I have been looking for a long time. Thanks!!!

  53. petya Says:

    Так забавно, но так банально… :)

  54. Mike W Says:

    Congratulations, can’t wait to get some money on my phone! :)

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  57. desi masala Says:

    congrats….
    and best of luck

  58. divya Says:

    congrats dear but one thing
    making money online is not really easy…
    i m trying my best…
    but results r not coming

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  60. Enhance Your Life Says:

    Congratulations

  61. Rohini Says:

    Hey Billmonk Team,

    What’s with website not functioning? I have over $700 to collect and I don’t have any hard copies of my bills anymore! I hope you’re going to restore the service with old accounts intact.

    This is really important!

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