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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.

HQLondon, GB
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Employees (est.) (May 2019)204(+8%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)£20.3 K(+469%)

Key People/Management at what3words

Clare Jones

Clare Jones

Camilla Taylor

Camilla Taylor

Ivan Pols

Ivan Pols

Creative Director
Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Head of Languages
Kathleen Ryan

Kathleen Ryan

Head of Engagement
Pierre Francois

Pierre Francois

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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

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what3words total Funding

$13.5 m

what3words latest funding size

$8.50 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

what3words investors

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

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

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what3words Online and Social Media Presence

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what3words News and Updates

Ford links up with London startup What3words following £43m funding

Ford is ramping up its innovation plans as the US car giant today announces a partnership with London startup What3words.  The tie-up means drivers will be able to link the What3words app, which has mapped out the globe into 57 trillion 3m-by-3m squares using unique three-word addresses, with For…

Ford taps What3words so drivers can navigate anywhere using just 3 words

Ford has tapped What3words to give millions of drivers across Europe and North America a new way to navigate from A to B using just 3 words.

Ford ditches confusing addresses for what3words directions

If you search for "Golden Gate Bridge" in your navigation app, you might end up in the dead center of the bridge. With what3words, which just teamed up with Ford, you can just say “Lance.String.Crate” to get directions to the visitor parking center instead. Confused? Here's how what3words works: T…

What3words entices investment from Sony’s Innovation Fund

London-based What3words has attracted a sizeable investment from Sony's Innovation Fund, the addressing system startup announced.

Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads

Putting a new spin on the term ‘digital nomad’, UK addressing platform what3words has partnered with Airbnb to list stays with Mongolian nomads. The startup’s simplified addressing system is being applied to help adventurous travellers ‘home share’ with Dukha reindeer herders at their mountain camp …

what3words raisesfundsfrom saicandf1driver

What3words, a startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned three words to each one, has disclosed three new investors all from the automotive world. What3words announced Thursday that the venture arm of China’s largest auto group SAIC Motor, Formula 1 …
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what3words Blogs

Digital business directory Cylex integrates what3words

UK online business directory, Cylex, has integrated what3words, enabling businesses to offer customers an easier way to find their exact entrances. How it works It’s easy for… The post Digital business directory Cylex integrates what3words appeared first on what3words.

what3words enters the Chinese market

We are proud to announce the launch of what3words in the Chinese market, with Mercedes-Benz, Neusoft and Mor.AI, as first movers in China’s automobility industry. what3words is… The post what3words enters the Chinese market appeared first on what3words.

Mor.AI integrates what3words into speech and LBS technology

To enhance its voice AI offering, key automobility Tier 1 supplier Mor.AI has joined Nuance and Soundhound to integrate what3words into its advanced speech and LBS (location… The post Mor.AI integrates what3words into speech and LBS technology appeared first on what3words.

Exploring South Korea made easy with Kakaomap and what3words

Kakao is South Korea’s most popular mobile platform company, offering services from messaging, search and news to gaming, music and maps. Kakaomap has announced that it is… The post Exploring South Korea made easy with Kakaomap and what3words appeared first on what3words.

Introducing what3words API v3

The what3words API is an easy way to enable a website or mobile app to display or accept 3 word addresses. To make it easier to integrate,… The post Introducing what3words API v3 appeared first on what3words.

UK Emergency Services rollout what3words in control rooms to save resources, time and lives

British Police Forces and Emergency Services around the UK have announced the initial rollout of what3words into their operations. In those areas, callers can now give a… The post UK Emergency Services rollout what3words in control rooms to save resources, time and lives appeared first on what3words…
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what3words Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was what3words founded?

    what3words was founded in 2013.

  • Who are what3words key executives?

    what3words's key executives are Clare Jones, Camilla Taylor and Ivan Pols.

  • How many employees does what3words have?

    what3words has 204 employees.

  • What is what3words revenue?

    Latest what3words annual revenue is £20.3 k.

  • What is what3words revenue per employee?

    Latest what3words revenue per employee is £100 .

  • Who are what3words competitors?

    Competitors of what3words include Astrocast, Helios Wire and Loqiva.

  • Where is what3words headquarters?

    what3words headquarters is located at Westbourne Studios 242 Acklam Rd, London.

  • Where are what3words offices?

    what3words has an office in London.

  • How many offices does what3words have?

    what3words has 1 office.