DimDim (www.dimdim.com), the world’s first free, open source Web meeting service, launched at DEMOfall 2007, USA. With no software to download, DimDim allows anybody to share their desktop, show slides, as well as talk, listen, chat and broadcast via web cam. DimDim’s hosted service is available for free and can be easily used for small gatherings, to seminars with hundreds of attendees.
Purely via word of mouth amongst the open source community, DimDim has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times. “Dimdim differs from first generation Web meeting solutions, as they were exceedingly expensive, notoriously difficult to implement and impossible to customize. DimDim provides a business-class quality Web meeting service to download and maintain”, says DD Ganguly, CEO and Co-founder of DimDim. “We founded DimDim to give anyone with a browser the opportunity to create their own Web meeting experience and collaborate freely and easily on a completely open platform”.
DimDim’s investors include: Nexus India Capital, Index Ventures and Draper Richards. Suvir Sujan, ex Country manager, eBay India, and Managing Director, Nexus India Capital says, “DimDim’s easy to use and free software is ideally suited to meet the undeserved Web meeting needs of millions of small and medium enterprises and consumers, and is specifically relevant in emerging markets like India and China”.
DimDim’s founding management team has loyally collaborated for over 20 years. DimDim is led by co-founder and CEO DD Ganguly whose experience includes: founder and CEO of Advanced Internet Management (acquired by Computer Associates), and VP of Computer Associates; and Prakash Khot, co-founder and CTO of DimDim who previously let CA’s Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Group as CTO.
DimDim (www.dimdim.com) is building an open source platform for web meetings. DimDim will make collaboration affordable and accessible to the world. Consumers, Professionals, Researchers, NGOs, Businessmen and anyone else who has a need to collaborate and share information real time can now do so for free with the basic version. DimDim will enable ISPs, telcos to offer cost-effective collaboration solutions to small and medium sized businesses worldwide. The solution will also enable businesses to bundle the solution into offerings such as distance learning. DimDim is browser based so attendees don’t require a client download.