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Closed Date5/2013

General Information


39 Wooster St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY, 10013


SVP of Engineering
Lead Designer
System Architect
Senior Software Engineer


TOTAL $1.45M
Seed, 5/2008
New York University
Angel, 5/2010
Centurion Holdings
Partial Close, 7/2011
Angel, 1/2012
Social Starts


Service Providers

Legal IP


Hotlist Closed down May, 2013


Hotlist is a location-based social media platform that helps friends coordinate plans and discover what’s going on today, tomorrow, and throughout the week at millions of venues worldwide.

By following Friends, Places, and Brands, users receive personalized notifications and suggestions that cater to their specific social interests.

With Hotlist’s Planner, users can quickly and easily determine the most convenient time and place for Facebook friends to meet up via their smartphone or the web.

Users can take “virtual peeks” inside of places and see Facebook profile photos of the expected crowd, girl/guy ratio, and which of their friends plan to be there (even if they’re not on Hotlist).

Hotlist uses over 110 million people’s plans to provide social information on over 3 million venues in more than 40,000 cities. Hotlist makes social decisions easier by pulling public data from Facebook and Twitter and customizing it for each user based on their geo-location and social preferences.

Recent Milestones

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    Closed. (5/1/13)
  • Dollar
    Hotlist received in Angel funding. (1/1/12)
    Posted 11/13/13 at 1:39pm
  • Check
    Hotlist added Dylan Beynon as Product and Business Development Manager. (9/1/11)
    Posted 1/18/12 at 9:54am
  • Dollar
    Hotlist received $625k in Partial Close funding. (7/19/11)
    Posted 10/29/13 at 5:56am via
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    Hotlist — Top Five Finalist in record three categories at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show: Best Location-based Service, Best Use of an API, and Entrepreneur of the Year (Co-Founder Chris Mirabile) (1/1/11)
    Posted 11/7/11 at 12:32pm via
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    Hotlist — Named to Top 100 Websites of 2010 by PC Magazine (9/1/10)
    Posted 10/26/09 at 12:07pm via
  • Dollar
    Hotlist received $800k in Angel funding. (5/13/10)
    Posted 5/3/10 at 5:13pm via
  • Dollar
    Hotlist received $25k in Seed funding. (5/1/08)
    Posted 10/26/09 at 11:50am via
  • Check
    Hotlist added Gianni Martire as Co-founder | COO.
    Posted 10/26/09 at 11:51am
  • Check
    Hotlist added Chris Mirabile as Co-founder | CEO.
    Posted 10/26/09 at 11:51am
  • Check
    Hotlist added Eugene Jen as SVP of Engineering.
    Posted 10/26/09 at 11:51am
  • Check
    Hotlist added Michael Kane as None.
    Posted 1/18/12 at 9:54am
  • Check
    Hotlist added Dave Stern as System Architect.
    Posted 1/18/12 at 9:54am
  • Check
    Hotlist added Haydn Vestal as Senior Software Engineer.
    Posted 1/18/12 at 9:54am
  • Check
    Hotlist added Katy Lin as Lead Designer.
    Posted 1/18/12 at 9:54am



Hotlist Promo

Added: 11/8/11


Hotlist screenshot
Above: Home Page
Uploaded: 11/9/11
Hotlist screenshot
Above: Venue Page
Uploaded: 11/9/11
Hotlist screenshot
Above: Profile Page
Uploaded: 11/9/11


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