Funding Received
$27.1 Million in 4 Rounds from 4 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$9 Million Series C on January 1, 2009
Headquarters:
Burlingame, CA
Description:
Brightkite is a location-based social network where users can “check in” at places by using text messaging or mobile apps.
Founders:
Rob Lawson, Juho-Pekka Virolainen, Jonathon Linner
Categories:
Games, Mobile
Website:
http://www.limbo.com

Company Details

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Founded:
October, 2005
Employees:
11 - 50 | 5 in CrunchBase

BrightKite, formerly Limbo, is a prominent mobile social networks where people share the places they go and the things they do. In Limbo, members broadcast their location, locate bars, clubs or restaurants, and coordinate their friends with group text. All tools and services are free to members thanks to the support of interactive, highly targeted, location-based mobile advertisements.

In April 2009, Limbo Purchased Brightkite and adopted BrightKite's name.

Current Team (5)

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Products (2)

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    Limbo for iPhone

    Limbo is another geo-aware social network that behaves like a mashup of Twitter, Loopt, and Whrrl.
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    Limbo

    Limbo was launched in 2005

Acquisitions (1)

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    Brightkite

    Brightkite is a location-based social discovery network that allows users to 'check in'...
    Apr 7, 2009 -Cash & Stock

Investors (4)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    270 East Lane

    Suite 1

    Burlingame, CA 94010

    USA

Competitors (2)

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    zintin

    Zintin is an iPhone app and social network centered around location and shared media. Zintin lets...
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    Loopt

    Loopt is a mobile application and website that connects people to their community.