- Acquired by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation on December 1, 2012
- Total Equity Funding
- $500k in 1 Round from 1 Investor
- Santa Monica, California
- BlockBeacon is a web and mobile-based software connecting local business to local consumers when their needs and wants match in real-time.
- Joe Marchese, Brandon Mills, Darshan Patel
- Local Business, Web Hosting, Mobile
BlockBeacon connects local businesses and local consumers when their needs and wants match in real-time
Using a map-centric website (www.blockbeacon.com) and mobile application (iOS, Android coming soon), BlockBeacon gives locals a live view of everything nearby businesses have to offer, from limited-time inventory, to a new happy hour special, to a one-time event. It's a real-time experience, and the content is continuously updated 24/7, so nothing is stale, and the map is different every single day.
Focused on the singular mission to help merchants answer the question, "Why should a local customer stop by your store right now?", BlockBeacon provides a dead-simple interface to update the map with the latest promotions. It's as easy as typing a tweet, although merchants can expect to reach a much larger audience, and importantly an audience of potential customers that were not (necessarily) already a customer or fan.
BlockBeacon is currently focused on the Food & Drink vertical, helping locals find amazing lunch specials, happy hours and future date-night venues throughout the state of California. More verticals and more cities coming very soon.
BlockBeacon is proudly based in the heart of Silicon Beach at 5th and Santa Monica Blvd.
Funding Rounds (1) - $500kUpdate
Current Team (9)Update
|Jun 21, 2012||TechCrunch - BlockBeacon Launches An iPhone App For Staying Up-To-Date With Local Businesses|
|Jun 20, 2012||TechCrunch - BlockBeacon Launches An iPhone App For Staying Up-To-Date With Local Businesses|
501 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90401