Overview

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Status
Acquired by on June 11, 2009
Total Equity Funding
$8.5M in 2 Rounds from 2 Investors
Headquarters:
Boston, MA
Description:
Going is a site that lets users connect with other event-goers before, during and after events.
Founders:
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Categories:
Events
Website:
http://www.going.com

Company Details

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Going.com (previously HeyLetsGo.com) lets users connect with other event-goers before, during and after events. The site has over 500,000 users which isn't bad considering the site currently only operates in four cities (New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago). The site is trying to become the local entertainment destination for 20 somethings in the cities mentioned above. So far they are doing pretty well -- from January 2007 to July 2007, the site grew twelve-fold. Going has said that their future plans consist of expanding their platform and moving into new markets.

The two venture capitalists who have led investments in Going and sit on the board, George Bell and Bob Davis, used to be rivals. They respectively lead [email protected] and Lycos.

There are many other event sites out there including Zvents and Eventful, but most aren't focusing on the 20 something crowd. Another site that could be looked at as competition is nightlife social networking site LateNightShots, but it's currently dedicated to Washington DC.

Funding Rounds (2) - $8.5M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2007$5M / Series B2
Jan, 2007$3.5M / Series A2

Investors (2)

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Current Team (3)

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Products (1)

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  • If you live in one of the cities that Going services (New York, Boston, San Francisco and Chicago) it's a great way to find and post

Competitors (6)

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  • Eventful is a digital media company that powers the online ecosystem of local events and entertainment.
  • GoLark is an interactive events listing that is completely user-driven.
  • Madtown Lounge provides a database of bands, venues and concerts.
  • In popular music, independent music, often abbreviated as indie is a term used to describe genres, scenes, subcultures, styles and other
  • WikiCity Guides introduces a city wiki for every city. It provides unique local content on places, events, and people who would be of
  • Zvents creates and operates local entertainment guides online.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    8 Winter St.

    6th Floor

    Boston, MA 02108

    USA

Past Team (4)

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