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what3words allows people to find and communicate a location. It is a piece of code that works across a platform, with voice offline and it can be easily integrated into other applications sites. The code is integrated into navigation systems, car share apps, property search sites used by couriers, taxis, local authorities, maintenance agencies mobile aid solutions.
HQLondon, GB
Employee Ratings4.8

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Employees (est.) (Aug 2020)256(-1%)
Revenue (FY, 2018)£273.6 K(+1246%)
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Key People/Management at what3words

Clare Jones

Clare Jones

Chris Sheldrick

Chris Sheldrick

Co-Founder & CEO
Camilla Taylor

Camilla Taylor

Ivan Pols

Ivan Pols

Creative Director
Matt Stuttle

Matt Stuttle

Josh Wigmore

Josh Wigmore

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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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$13.5 m

what3words latest funding size

$8.50 m

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4 years ago

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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 £273.64 k in FY, 2018

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what3words Online and Social Media Presence

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what3words News and Updates

London-based what3words gets support from Cabinet Office and Channel 4 to expand life-saving geolocation app

London-based startup what3words, whose new navigational system and location-tracing app are credited with saving lives, has received backing from two public bodies in the UK, the Cabinet Office and public-service television station Channel 4. The investment from Channel 4 Ventures is an airtime-for-…

Let’s have a word about what3words with Clare Jones at Disrupt Berlin

Addresses are ambiguous, not precise enough or don’t even exist in some places. what3words wants to map the entire world and overhaul addresses three words at a time. That’s why I’m excited to announce that what3words Chief Commercial Officer Clare Jones is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. T…

Three words to take you anywhere in Tokyo: S.RIDE partners with location technology company what3words

TOKYO, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Minnano Taxi Corporation announces its partnership with what3words - the location technology company disrupting the way that people get around. The groundbreaking partnership will enable taxi passengers to enter a 3 word address for their...

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…
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what3words Blogs

Quench uses what3words to give their customers accurate delivery

Quench, an on demand alcohol delivery company based in South Africa, is using what3words to make deliveries easier and more efficient. This integration means that Quench customers… The post Quench uses what3words to give their customers accurate delivery appeared first on what3words.

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.
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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, Chris Sheldrick and Camilla Taylor.

  • How many employees does what3words have?

    what3words has 256 employees.

  • What is what3words revenue?

    Latest what3words annual revenue is £273.6 k.

  • What is what3words revenue per employee?

    Latest what3words revenue per employee is £1.1 k.

  • Who are what3words competitors?

    Competitors of what3words include Waze, Commsat and Astrocast.

  • 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.