Foursquare

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Foursquare is a technology company that uses location intelligence to build meaningful consumer experiences and inform business decisions. It provides two apps: Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm. In addition, the Company's location intelligence technology helps brands to locate, message and measure their own consumers.
TypePrivate
Founded2009
HQNew York, NY, US
Websitefoursquare.com
Employee Ratings2.9
Overall CultureC-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)523
Job Openings81
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Foursquare

Dennis Crowley

Dennis Crowley

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Gil Elbaz

Gil Elbaz

Co-Executive Chairman
David Shim

David Shim

Chief Executive Officer
Rory Parness

Rory Parness

Chief Financial Officer
Marc Ellenbogen

Marc Ellenbogen

Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer
Rob Jonas

Rob Jonas

Chief Revenue Officer
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Foursquare Office Locations

Foursquare has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in 2 other locations
New York, NY, US (HQ)
50 W 23rd St 8th floor
Chicago, IL, US
Chicago, IL, USA
Los Angeles, CA, US
Los Angeles, CA, USA
San Francisco, CA, US
San Francisco
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Foursquare Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2009

Foursquare total Funding

$390.4 m

Foursquare latest funding size

$150 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Foursquare investors

Foursquare's latest funding round in May 2019 was reported to be $150 m. In total, Foursquare has raised $390.4 m
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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, 2015Sep, 2016Oct, 2018

Countries

150

Monthly Active Users

50 m

Photos

600 m

Registered Users

55 m60 m
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Foursquare Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
PlacedMay 30, 2019

Human Capital Metrics

Source: github.com
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Foursquare Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

85/100

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Foursquare Online and Social Media Presence

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Foursquare Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    67/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    75/100

  • Compensation

    C-

    60/100

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Foursquare News and Updates

North Dakota’s COVID-19 app has been sending data to Foursquare and Google

A new report from Jumbo Privacy finds that a coronavirus contact-tracing app is sharing location data with Foursquare and an advertising ID with Google. The official COVID-19 contact-tracing app for the state of North Dakota, designed to detect whether people have potentially been exposed to the cor…

Foursquare merges with Factual to create a location data powerhouse

Location intelligence company Foursquare Labs Inc. said today it’s merging with a data location provider called Factual Inc. The new company will have a combined revenue of about $150 million per year, but details of the transaction were not disclosed. Foursquare was founded back in 2009 and was or…

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New York Nightlife Only Dropped 7% As Coronavirus Warnings Jumped, Foursquare Data Shows

Some cities are heeding social distancing warnings more than others. Data released by the location services company Foursquare Wednesday on foot-traffic among 13 million Americans from February 19 until March 13 showed New Yorkers’ visits to nightlife establishments like bars declined a mere 7%.

Foursquare shuts NYC office over coronavirus concerns

Foursquare isn’t taking any chances in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak. Foursquare isn’t taking any chances in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.Read Full Story
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Foursquare Blogs

The Future of Location Technology

A Foursquare recap, plus predictions and insights for the start of 2019The way many of us view tech changed in 2018.In 2019, consumers will ask for more from the products and tools they use every day, and demand empathy and excellence from the companies in their orbit. They will want companies to ta…

Foursquare Shows Walmart and Target on Track to Pick Up Toys”R”Us Shoppers This Holiday Season

GameStop also seeing increased shopping by loyal Toys”R”Us fansRetailers are in the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year, and all bets are on the table as they eye an $11 billion opportunity following the demise of one of retail’s longest standing players, Toys“R”Us. With 739 store closu…

Announcing the winner of our first ‘Foursquare for Good’ program

Objective Zero provides life-saving resources for U.S. veteransFor many Americans, the past week has been spent reflecting on the things that matter most. At Foursquare, that’s also true, as we tallied up the votes for our first-ever Foursquare for Good program. In September, at Bloomberg’s Data for…

Community Spotlight: Cordula Beisel

Meet the members of our community that help make our technology great. In this month’s edition, we reached out to Superuser Cordula Beisel of Neustadt, Germany, to learn more about the places she likes to explore and map with Foursquare City Guide.Germany might not be the first country that comes to…

How Improving Location Accuracy Leads to Superior Results

In a previous post, we looked at two of the most common approaches to location marketing — geographic versus contextual — and discussed the advantages of bringing them together in a single flexible solution.But one point needs to be stressed: No approach will be successful if the underlying technolo…

Why Flexible Location Technology is Powering the Future of Marketing

Location technology has revolutionized the way companies reach, engage and understand their users. By leveraging data about where users go in the real world, businesses are able to provide more personalized, relevant content and target users far more effectively.Unfortunately, however, much of today…
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Foursquare Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Foursquare founded?

    Foursquare was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Foursquare key executives?

    Foursquare's key executives are Dennis Crowley, Gil Elbaz and David Shim.

  • How many employees does Foursquare have?

    Foursquare has 523 employees.

  • Who are Foursquare competitors?

    Competitors of Foursquare include Docker, Meituan and DoorDash.

  • Where is Foursquare headquarters?

    Foursquare headquarters is located at 50 W 23rd St 8th floor, New York.

  • Where are Foursquare offices?

    Foursquare has offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does Foursquare have?

    Foursquare has 6 offices.