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.
Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
424 (est)+2%
Foursquare was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at Foursquare

Jeff Glueck

Jeff Glueck

Steven Rosenblatt

Steven Rosenblatt

Dennis Crowley

Dennis Crowley

Co-Founder / Executive Chairman

Foursquare Office Locations

Foursquare has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago and in 2 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
568 Broadway
London, GB
11 Greek St
San Francisco, US
363 Clementina St

Foursquare Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$207.4 m

Latest funding size

$45 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


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, 2016Jun, 2017

Registered Users

55 m60 m

Total Tips

50 m75 m87 m

Total Check-ins

7 b10 b

Monthly Active Users

50 m

Check-ins a Day

5 m8 m9 m


600 m

API Calls per Day

1.1 b

    Traffic Overview of Foursquare

    Foursquare Online and Social Media Presence

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    These are millennials' favorite fast food chains, according to Foursquare

    Millennials can't get enough Tex-Mex, according to new data released by Foursquare. The location intelligence company tracked its users' fast-food eating habits and put together a list of the most popular chains among millennials.  The company tracked user check-in data thro…

    Foursquare is launching an analytics platform to help retailers understand foot traffic

     While Foursquare started as a social check-in app, the company has always said that there is a bigger picture – mainly related to unique ways of leveraging its database of check ins at nearly 100 million public places. There’s no better example than when Foursquare predicted that Chipotle same-stor…

    Fasten creates an Uber-meets-Foursquare site, starting with Austinites at SXSW

    What if Uber could not only help you get somewhere but suggest where you should go And what if it wasn't Uber but another ride-hailing app that isn't riddled with controversy?  As of today, there is an option (for SXSW): Fasten released Tuesday a website called "Fasten Vouch." Instead of relying…

    Foursquare offers every mobile app access to your whereabouts

    Foursquare's transformation from fun consumer app into serious behind-the-scenes business is taking another step forward. The location app is rolling out a new platform open to all mobile apps that will allow them get to the front of your smartphone, capturing your attention at the right time an…

    Foursquare launches Pilgrim SDK to let developers leverage location

     Context is everything. For a long while, the dream for developers and marketers has been to offer information at the exact right time and the exact right place. Achieving that, however, hasn’t been so simple. To answer the call, Foursquare is unveiling a new enterprise product called Pilgrim SDK. F…

    Foursquare launches Pilgrim SDK to open up access to location intelligence in apps

    To extend the reach of its location-centric technology, Foursquare has launched a software development kit (SDK) that lets third-party apps send messages targeted by where a person is in the world. The company is opening up access to Pilgrim, its software that both its namesake and check-in apps use…
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