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Offices

Madrid, ESP
Calle Quintanavides 15
2-1
Madrid, 28050, ESP

People

Founder and CEO
CEO Fon US
CFO
VP of Technology
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Funding

TOTAL $71.7M
FUNDING TOTAL $71.7M
Series A, 2/2006
Index Ventures
Google
Sequoia Capital
Skype
€18M
Series B, 3/2007
Index Ventures
Google
Sequoia Capital
€10M
Series C, 4/2008
Coral Capital Management
Allen & Company
Google
British Telecom
Martin Varsavsky
Joi Ito
€6M
Venture Round, 2/2011
Atomico
€10M
Venture Round, 1/2014
Qualcomm Ventures
$14M

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Fon

Fon was founded in February 2006 by serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky with the goal of blanketing the world with WiFi.

Today the company is a global WiFi leader with over 7 million hotspots in more than 100 countries.

Fon has offices in Madrid, London, Tokyo and New York. Its partners include Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Belgacom (Belgium), BT (UK), Hrvatski Telekom (Croatia), KPN (Netherlands), Oi (Brazil), MTC (Russia), Netia (Poland), SFR (France), SoftBank (Japan) and ZON (Portugal).

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Fon received $14M in Venture Round funding. (1/20/14)
    Posted 1/20/14 at 4:23am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Fon added Jorge Carrasco as Business Development Senior Manager. (9/16/13)
    Posted 1/28/14 at 3:43am
  • Check
    Fon added Nina Sodhi as CEO Fon US. (1/1/13)
    Posted 7/26/13 at 11:02pm
  • Check
    Fon — Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Network Fon Passes 5 Million Hotspots Worldwide (2/22/12)
    Posted 2/22/12 at 6:55pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Fon received $13.5M (€10M) in Venture Round funding. (2/16/11)
    Posted 2/16/11 at 6:07pm via techcrunch.com
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    Fon — Fon Ended 2010 With 3.35 Million WiFi Hotspots, €28 Million In Revenues (2/1/11)
    Posted 2/1/11 at 9:48pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Fon received $9.53M (€6M) in Series C funding. (4/10/08)
    Posted 4/10/08 at 9:49am
  • Dollar
    Fon received $13.1M (€10M) in Series B funding. (3/7/07)
    Posted 3/11/08 at 11:33am via martinvarsavsky.net
  • Dollar
    Fon received $21.6M (€18M) in Series A funding. (2/6/06)
    Posted 3/11/08 at 11:33am via lightreading.com
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    Fon added Martin Varsavsky as Founder and CEO. (1/1/06)
    Posted 10/4/07 at 2:29am
  • Check
    Fon added Joanna Rees as CEO, Fon USA.
    Posted 10/4/07 at 2:31am
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    Fon added Antonio Saez as CEO, Fon Spain.
    Posted 10/4/07 at 2:32am
  • Check
    Fon added Amol Sarva as Advisor.
    Posted 2/13/14 at 5:20am

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Fon screenshot
Above: Fon Screenshot
Uploaded: 12/10/13

Products

Fon

Websitecorp.fon.com
Blogcorp.fon.com/blog
StageLive
Launch DateFebruary 6, 2006
Tags wifi, telcos, partnership, share

Fon was founded in February 2006 by serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky with the goal of blanketing the world with WiFi. Today the company is a global WiFi leader with over 7 million hotspots in more than 100 countries. Fon has offices in Madrid, London, Tokyo and New York. Its partners include Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Belgacom (Belgium), BT (UK), Hrvatski Telekom (Croatia), KPN (Netherlands), Oi (Brazil), MTC (Russia), Netia (Poland), SFR (France), SoftBank (Japan) and ZON (Portugal).

Twitxr

Websitetwitxr.com
StageLive
Launch DateFebruary 1, 2008

Twitxr is a Twitter-like service, launched by FON Labs in February 2008, that allows the user to post a brief text message and photo. They’ve also created software which allows direct posting from the iPhone.

Fon screenshot
Above: Sample user page
Uploaded: 2/17/08

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Fon

Sources

  1. LightReading (lightreading.com) [edit]
  2. Founder's Blog (english.martinvarsavsky.net) [edit]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
  4. Fon raises $13.5 million in funding round led by Atomico to put the US in its sights (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Crowdsourced WiFi Network Fon Picks Up $14M Led By Qualcomm, Adds Facebook Integration (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Fon Ended 2010 With 3.35 Million WiFi Hotspots, €28 Million In Revenues (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Network Fon Passes 5 Million Hotspots Worldwide (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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