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TOTAL $4.17M
FUNDING TOTAL $4.17M
Seed, 11/2007
Douglas Gan
Lee Changjin
$15k
Angel, 4/2008
$125k
Grant, 11/2009
IDA
$30k
Series A, 7/2010
Global Yellow Pages
$3.5M
Grant, 1/2011
$500k

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ShowNearby

ShowNearby’s mission is to empower the world to answer this simple question: “What’s nearby?”

ShowNearby is founded by Douglas Gan and Lee Changjin in November 2007. They had a startup capital of $30,000 and got its first angel round in February 2008. The angel round gave financing up to $500,000 but the duo only took up $200,000 amidst the recession.

Braved thru the .com bubble in 2000, SARS in 2003 and the financial crisis in 2008-2009, Douglas Gan, at the helm of ShowNearby, lifted its company from its maiden crisis.

ShowNearby was one of the early adopters of Android, by late 2009, ShowNearby on Android was the #3 application globally, beating Facebook, Twitter and the likes, trailing behind Google Maps and Google Earth.

By late June 2010, ShowNearby launched its first iPhone version and within a short span of 6 months, it has a total download base of over 300,000, standing at about 1 out of every 2 iPhone users in Singapore (Singapore is believed to have 650,000 iPhones in the market).

By late September 2010, ShowNearby launched its first BlackBerry version and within a short span of 1 month, it has won the BlackBerry Super Apps Challenge’s Regional Selection.

Closing the year 2010, ShowNearby, Singapore’s leading location based service, has approx. 100 Million mobile searches conducted across all its platforms, from all the users in Singapore in 2010, making it the largest Mobile Platform in Singapore.

Latest Monthly Stats as of December 2010: 10.5M Searches

Recent Milestones

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    ShowNearby received $500k in Grant funding. (1/4/11)
    Posted 5/3/11 at 9:20am
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    ShowNearby — iPhone: #1 Overall Top 25 Free Apps and #1 Top Free Travel Category! (12/24/10)
    Posted 1/29/11 at 8:49am via shownearby.com
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    ShowNearby — BlackBerry Partners Fund selects ShowNearby as Regional Super App Selection for BlackBerry Super Apps Challenge 2010. (9/27/10)
    Posted 10/5/10 at 11:27pm via blackberrypartnersfund.com
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    ShowNearby — ShowNearby is Top 10 Apps in Asia. (9/22/10)
    Posted 10/5/10 at 11:27pm via singtel.com
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    ShowNearby — Global Yellow Pages invests $3.5M in ShowNearby (7/9/10)
    Posted 7/9/10 at 7:20am via theedgesingapore.com
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    ShowNearby received $3.5M in Series A funding. (7/9/10)
    Posted 7/9/10 at 7:22am via theedgesingapore.com
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    ShowNearby — ShowNearby #3 in Android Market Singapore (6/11/10)
    Posted 6/24/10 at 9:11am via todayonline.com
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    ShowNearby — ShowNearby Analytics - Location Intelligence launch. (3/1/10)
    Posted 3/8/10 at 12:47am via shownearby.com
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    ShowNearby added Daniel Poon as Product and Partnerships Manager. (2/1/10)
    Posted 10/5/10 at 11:12pm
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    ShowNearby — ShowNearby PathFinder adopted by First Aid Corps to locate nearest AEDs (12/8/09)
    Posted 12/31/09 at 11:27am via com.sg
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    ShowNearby received $30k in Grant funding. (11/30/09)
    Posted 12/31/09 at 11:38am via straitstimes.com
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    ShowNearby — ShowNearby PathFinder is Singapore's #1 Most Downloaded Android Location Based Application (10/1/09)
    Posted 12/3/09 at 6:30am
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    ShowNearby added Jose Nidhin as Senior Tech Lead. (8/1/09)
    Posted 10/5/10 at 11:17pm
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    ShowNearby added Peng Kong Choy as Lead Architect. (2/1/09)
    Posted 10/5/10 at 11:17pm
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    ShowNearby received $125k in Angel funding. (4/1/08)
    Posted 12/3/09 at 6:17am
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    ShowNearby received $15k in Seed funding. (11/1/07)
    Posted 12/3/09 at 6:18am via channelnewsasia.com

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Sources

  1. Virtual Map's legal woes benefiting similar service providers (channelnewsasia.com) [edit]
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  3. Digital mapping services set to take off with govt grants (straitstimes.com) [edit]
  4. Global Yellow Pages acquires stakes in ShowNearby (theedgesingapore.com) [edit]
  5. MDA invests into Location Based Technologies targeting commercialization [edit]
  6. Show Me The Way - Singapore Straits Times Digital Life 30th September 2009 Feature [edit]
    ShowNearby Location Services Used by First Aid Corps (hardwarezone.com.sg) [edit]
    New Product Launch: ShowNearby Analytics! (blog.shownearby.com) [edit]
    Top 5 Apps in Singapore from the Android Market (todayonline.com) [edit]
    Global Yellow Pages acquires stakes in ShowNearby, COMPANEDIA (theedgesingapore.com) [edit]
    BlackBerry Super Apps 2010 selects ShowNearby as Regional Winner (blackberrypartnersfund.com) [edit]
    SingTel unveils Asia's top 10 apps (info.singtel.com) [edit]
    Among that 300,000 Apps, We're Number 1! (blog.shownearby.com) [edit]
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