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Banjo Headquarters
806 Winslow Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
Banjo Vegas
InNEVation Center
6795 Edmond St., 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, NV, 89118


Founder & CEO
Vice President, Engineering
Director of Engagement
Director of Mobile


Series A, 8/2010
Series B, 3/2014
Balderton Capital
BlueRun Ventures

Service Providers

Patent Counsel



Founded in 2011 by Damien Patton, Banjo is known as ‘The Live Internet,’ because it offers users an all access pass to breaking news and live events. By indexing the world’s largest collection of social posts by location, time, and context, Banjo users can experience what’s happening anywhere in the world through the eyes of the people who are there.

In 2013, Banjo was named one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Local by Fast Company, and recognized as a top mobile developer by Google in 2012.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Banjo received $16M in Series B funding. (3/13/14)
    Posted 3/13/14 at 4:48am via
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    Banjo added Jeremy Burton as Vice President, Engineering. (3/11/14)
    Posted 3/11/14 at 10:45am
  • Check
    Banjo added Chris Seth as Executive Vice President. (9/1/12)
    Posted 11/15/12 at 4:09pm
  • Check
    Banjo added Yann Landrin-Schweitzer as Director Of Data Sciences. (1/1/12)
    Posted 11/15/12 at 4:09pm
  • Check
    Banjo added Rish Mehta as Director of Mobile. (8/1/11)
    Posted 11/15/12 at 4:09pm
  • Check
    Banjo added Rodrigo Lopez as Director of User Experience. (8/1/11)
    Posted 10/19/11 at 10:55am
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    Banjo added Jennifer Peck as Director of Engagement. (12/1/10)
    Posted 3/24/12 at 2:13pm
  • Check
    Banjo — John Malloy joins Board of Directors (8/1/10)
    Posted 10/27/11 at 2:18pm via
  • Dollar
    Banjo received $5M in Series A funding. (8/1/10)
    Posted 10/27/11 at 2:21pm via
  • Check
    Banjo added Damien Patton as Founder & CEO.
    Posted 7/6/11 at 10:45am




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  2. Banjo Raises $16M To Grow Its Experiential Real-Time News And Events Platform ( [edit]
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