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Acquired byFacebook
Date12/2011

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Gowalla

Gowalla is the leading Social Guide to the world’s most loved places and cities.

Its award-winning mobile app and website โ€” paired with an ever-growing collection of socially-powered Guides to cities, parks and regions across the globe โ€” as curated by the Gowalla community and experts like Disney and National Geographic โ€” make it easy for friends and families to share and discover photos, experiences and recommendations on the go.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Gowalla was launched in 2009 and is backed by investors including Greylock Partners, Also p-Louie Partners, Founders Fund, and other prominent angel investors.

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Gowalla

Websitegowalla.com
Bloggowalla.com/blog
StageLive
Launch DateMarch 13, 2009
Closed DateMarch 11, 2012
Closed Postmashable.com/2012/03/11/gowalla-shuts-down
Tags location, lbs, gps, iphone, mobile, social-network, digital-collectibles

Gowalla is a mobile and web service that gives people around the world a new way to communicate and express themselves through the everyday places and extraordinary settings they enjoy.

People can capture and share their spot in the world with friends and family, while discovering new places, events and trips as they go. Gowalla offers businesses, campaigns, and organizations the unique opportunity to reward loyalty, reach new consumers, and to create memorable experiences.

Based in Austin, Texas, Gowalla was launched in 2009 by Josh Williams and Scott Raymond. The company is backed by notable investors including Greylock Partners, Alsop-Louie Partners, Founders Fund, and other prominent angel investors.

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GoWalla video, October 2009

PackRat

Websiteapps.facebook.com/packrat
StageLive
Launch DateJanuary 20, 2008
Tags social-game, virtual-goods

PackRat is a collectible card on Facebook platform. Players steal, trade and collect digital cards with their friends.

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Above: Steal with PackRat
Uploaded: 8/17/09
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Above: Buy Cards on PackRat
Uploaded: 8/17/09

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  1. Report: Facebook Has Acquired Gowalla (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Social Gamer AlamoFire Gets $2 Million First Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  3. TechCrunch, SEC (crunchbase.com) [edit]
  4. SEC D/A (sec.gov) [edit]
  5. Citation Needed [add]
    Location Awareness is the New Black (gigaom.com) [edit]
    Lead411 launches "Hottest Texas Companies" awards (lead411.com) [edit]
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