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Acquired byDun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Date12/2012

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Offices

Headquarters
501 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 403
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
USA

People

CEO and Cofounder
Director of Engineering
Director of Merchant Acquisition
Director of Mobile - iOS
Investor
Cofounder and Chairman
Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineer
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Funding

TOTAL $500k
FUNDING TOTAL $500k
Seed, 6/2012
Resolute.vc
$500k

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BlockBeacon

BlockBeacon connects local businesses and local consumers when their needs and wants match in real-time

Using a map-centric website (www.blockbeacon.com) and mobile application (iOS, Android coming soon), BlockBeacon gives locals a live view of everything nearby businesses have to offer, from limited-time inventory, to a new happy hour special, to a one-time event. It’s a real-time experience, and the content is continuously updated 24/7, so nothing is stale, and the map is different every single day.

Focused on the singular mission to help merchants answer the question, “Why should a local customer stop by your store right now?”, BlockBeacon provides a dead-simple interface to update the map with the latest promotions. It’s as easy as typing a tweet, although merchants can expect to reach a much larger audience, and importantly an audience of potential customers that were not (necessarily) already a customer or fan.

BlockBeacon is currently focused on the Food & Drink vertical, helping locals find amazing lunch specials, happy hours and future date-night venues throughout the state of California. More verticals and more cities coming very soon.

BlockBeacon is proudly based in the heart of Silicon Beach at 5th and Santa Monica Blvd.

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Above: BlockBeacon Map
Uploaded: 6/10/12
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