Foursquare is a technology company that uses location intelligence to build meaningful consumer experiences and inform business decisions. For consumers, the Company has made two apps: Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm.
The Foursquare City Guide app helps to discover new places, with recommendations from a community the customer trusts. Foursquare provides advertisers ways to connect with audiences that love the things they offer, in the real world.
Checking in on Foursquare Swarm makes a game of life: one can score every day with real-world perks and bragging rights.
The Company's location intelligence technology helps brands to locate, message and measure their own consumers.
For developers and enterprises, Foursquare offers hosted technology and data to build context-smart, location-aware apps. Places by Foursquare technology powers location data for Apple, Uber, Twitter, Microsoft, Samsung and 100,000 other developers.
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New York, US
Size (employees)
470 (est)+3%
Foursquare was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Foursquare

Jeff Glueck

Jeff Glueck

Dennis Crowley

Dennis Crowley

Co-Founder / Executive Chairman

Foursquare Office Locations

Foursquare has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago and in 1 other location
New York, US (HQ)
568 Broadway
San Francisco, US
363 Clementina St
London, GB
11 Greek St
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Foursquare Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$207.4 m

Latest funding size

$45 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago


Foursquare's latest funding round in January 2016 was reported to be $45 m. In total, Foursquare has raised $207.4 m

Foursquare Operating Metrics

Foursquare's Registered Users was reported to be 60 m in Aug, 2015. Foursquare's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 50 m in Aug, 2015.
Oct, 2014Aug, 2015Mar, 2016Sep, 2016

Check-ins a Day

5 m8 m9 m

Monthly Active Users

50 m

Registered Users

55 m60 m

Total Check-ins

7 b10 b
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Foursquare News and Updates

Resy rolls out a new suite of tools for restaurants

Resy launched in the summer of 2014 with a simple premise: If you want a premium reservation at a restaurant on short notice, you should be able to pay for it. Four years and 160 markets later, Resy has changed a lot since then. But today, the company is about to change things up even […]

Foursquare launches Places API for startups and small businesses

Foursquare today announced the launch of an API made especially for app developers, startups, and small to medium-sized businesses to access location-based data and follow users’ location in real time. The Places API for Startups will give companies the ability to add things like location search, lo…

Why Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck Is Bullish About Physical Retail

Brick-and-mortar isn’t going away, but to survive and thrive stores must become more experiential and personal. Forty-five million users provide Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck with a treasure trove of data about where consumers are spending their time—and his findings show that brick-and-mortar stores …

Foursquare’s Swarm is the only social network for truly being social

For two years and counting, I have been the sort of smug person who does not use Facebook. I didn’t deactivate my account because I…

Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google

 Foursquare’s VP of business development Mike Harkey, who has been with the company for more than five years, has left to join Google as its director of global product partnerships. Read More

Independent coffee shops are perking up, says Foursquare data

The buzz around coffee is growing, particularly among the so-called third wave coffee lovers, according to new Foursquare research on foot-traffic patterns and store visits. While pumpkin spice and eggnog lattes still drive a lot of coffee shop traffic–with brand loyalists picking up their favorite …
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