what3words allows people to find & communicate a location more accurately, more easily and with less ambiguity than any other system like postcode or gps. It is a tiny piece of code that works across platform, with voice & offline and it can be easily integrated into other applications & sites. The uses are many; around the world it is being integrated into navigation systems, car share apps, property search sites & used by couriers, taxis, local authorities, maintenance agencies & mobile aid solutions.

London, GB
Size (employees)
126 (est)+2%
what3words was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in London, GB
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what3words Office Locations

what3words has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
Westbourne Studios 242 Acklam Rd
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what3words Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$13.5 m

Latest funding size

$8.50 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago


what3words's latest funding round in June 2016 was reported to be $8.5 m. In total, what3words has raised $13.5 m

what3words Financials

what3words's revenue was reported to be £20.34 k in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

20.3 k

Net income (FY, 2017)

(4.5 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

(4.9 m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(5 m)

Cash (31-Jul-2017)

6.8 m
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


31.4 k3.6 k20.3 k

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

1 m2.3 m5 m


(950.5 k)(2.2 m)(4.9 m)
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


301.2 k317.6 k5.6 m6.8 m

Accounts Receivable

19.5 k460 3.4 k52.3 k

Current Assets

320.6 k458.5 k5.7 m7.7 m


1.4 k1.4 k11.6 k56.9 k
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(872.8 k)(2.2 m)(4.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(2.2 m)(4.6 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

7.4 m6.5 m

Net Change in Cash

5.2 m1.3 m
GBPY, 2017



Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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what3words News and Updates

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