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Acquired byGoogle
Price$1.1B
Date6/2013

General Information

Websitewaze.com
Blogwaze.com/blog
Twitter@waze
CategoryTransportation
Employees110
Founded2007
DescriptionSocial Driving and Navigation

Offices

Silicon Valley HQ
240 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
USA

People

Co-Founder & CTO
Co-Founder & VP R+D
CEO
VP Community Geographer
VP Product
VP Community & Operations
VP Business Development
VP Finance
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Waze

Waze is a social traffic & navigation app based on the world’s largest community of drivers sharing real time road info and contributing to the “common good” out there on the road. By simply driving around with Waze open users passively contribute traffic and other road data. Users can take a more active role by sharing road reports on accidents, police traps, or any other hazards along the way, helping to give other users in the area a ‘heads-up’ about what’s to come.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Waze was acquired by Google for $1.1B. (6/11/13)
    Posted 6/11/13 at 8:06am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Waze added Julie Mossler as Sr. Director, Communications. (4/22/13)
    Posted 5/30/13 at 2:38pm
  • Check
    Waze added Jordan Grossman as Sr. Director, Sales. (1/1/13)
    Posted 5/30/13 at 2:38pm
  • Check
    Waze added Andy Ellwood as Senior Director, Business Development. (12/17/12)
    Posted 2/19/13 at 11:31am
  • Check
    Waze — Traffic App Waze Doubles From 10 To 20 Million Users In 6 Months (7/5/12)
    Posted 7/5/12 at 6:16pm via businessinsider.com
  • Dollar
    Waze received $30M in Series C funding. (10/18/11)
    Posted 10/18/11 at 5:26pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Waze received $25M in Series B funding. (12/8/10)
    Posted 12/8/10 at 8:48pm via thealarmclock.com
  • Check
    Waze — Waze Cruises Past 2 Million Drivers, 250 Million Kilometers Logged (12/1/10)
    Posted 12/12/10 at 11:05pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Waze added Di-Ann Eisnor as VP Community Geographer. (7/1/09)
    Posted 7/28/10 at 3:49pm
  • Dollar
    Waze received $12M in Series A funding. (3/1/08)
    Posted 12/15/09 at 11:41am via waze.com
  • Check
    Waze added Amir Shinar as Co-Founder & VP R+D. (3/1/08)
    Posted 10/7/10 at 9:15am
  • Check
    Waze added Uri Levine as Co-Founder & President. (5/1/07)
    Posted 10/7/10 at 9:15am
  • Check
    Waze added Noam Bardin as CEO.
    Posted 10/7/10 at 9:15am
  • Check
    Waze added Ehud Shabtai as Co-Founder & CTO.
    Posted 10/7/10 at 9:15am
  • Check
    Waze added Yael Elish as VP Product.
    Posted 10/7/10 at 9:15am
  • Check
    Waze added Fej Shmuelevitz as VP Community & Operations.
    Posted 2/24/12 at 9:26am

Videos

Above:

Get a demo of Waze while driving around Palo Alto.

Added: 1/2/10

Screenshots

Waze screenshot
Above: Waze Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 9/24/09

Sources

  1. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Waze (waze.com) [edit]
  3. GPS Soc Net Waze Raises $25M (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  4. Social Navigation And Traffic App Waze Raises $30M From Kleiner Perkins And Li Ka-shing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Waze Cruises Past 2 Million Drivers, 250 Million Kilometers Logged (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Traffic App Waze Doubles From 10 To 20 Million Users In 6 Months (businessinsider.com) [edit]
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