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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.
HQNew York, US
Employee Ratings2.5

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2020)512(-1%)
Job Openings41
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

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, US (HQ)
50 W 23rd St 8th floor
Chicago, US
Chicago, IL, USA
Los Angeles, US
Los Angeles, CA, USA
San Francisco, US
San Francisco
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Foursquare Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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.
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50 m


600 m

Registered Users

55 m60 m
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Foursquare Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
PlacedMay 30, 2019

Foursquare Cybersecurity Score

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Foursquare Online and Social Media Presence

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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

Connecting the Small Screen with the Real World

Foursquare brings Attribution to TV through Inscape partnership — Subway® among the first brands to sign onIn 2018, more than 90% of consumer spending still happens offline, according to the U.S. Census. Layer onto that fact how more than $70 billion was spent on TV advertising in 2017, and you can …

Oh, The Places We’ll Go!

Foursquare tapped by TripAdvisor, Hilton and Condé Nast TravelerFoursquare knows travel better than most. Of course we do! Nearly a decade ago, Foursquare ushered in a new era of mobile exploration: first with our own consumer apps, Foursquare City Guide and Swarm, and in the years since, as the gol…

Chicago Engineering Update

In January, we shared an announcement that Foursquare was opening a new Midwest engineering hub. We are pleased to update that 7 months later we have hit our goal of building a team of six, and are looking to expand even more. After being so impressed by the caliber of talent in the market and early…

Ethics in Technology

Our CEO Jeff Glueck sat down with tech ethicist and founder of All Tech Is Human, David Ryan Polgar, to discuss privacy, the value of data and the future of ethics in technology.“Exchanges” by Eugene ToFrom transparency and developing legislation, to GDPR compliance and governmental regulations, to …

Introducing Swarm 6.0 — A social way to discover new places

Introducing Swarm 6.0 — A social way to discover new placesLifelogging, now powered by social discoveryToday, we’re launching Swarm 6.0, a significant update to the Swarm experience that makes it easier to lifelog, remember more about the places you go and discover new places based on where your fri…

Which QSR chain has the most loyal fanbase?

Foursquare unveils second annual QSR Loyalty IndexBy: Mike Schoppmann and Ariel SegalFor the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) biz, it’s all about “Loyalty, loyalty, loyalty” (to quote Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna). Competition is fierce and loyalty is king. With more than 350,000 QSRs in the U.S., marke…
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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 512 employees.

  • Who are Foursquare competitors?

    Competitors of Foursquare include Docker, Meituan-Dianping 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.