Total Equity Funding
$75k in 1 Round from 2 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$75k Seed on June 1, 2011
Chicago, Illinois
Goshi is a location-based mobile application that enables users to discover, buy, and sell items in their neighborhood.
E-Commerce, Location Based Services, Mobile

Company Details


Goshi is a completely mobile, location-based application for discovering, buying or selling cool items in your neighborhood.

Posts in online marketplaces are easily lost in the clutter. Goshi offers a simple 3 touch experience when posting using the smartphone's camera. Goshi is different from other marketplaces by focusing on pictures instead of text in a table view.

Current online marketplaces are fraught with scams and spam. Goshi reduces fraudulent transactions by using profiles and physical devices. Hubs are used to define a physical space, such as a coffee shop, as the local spot for in-person exchanges of goods.

People are social. Goshi has full integration with Twitter and Facebook. Users can log in with an established Facebook, invite friends, and share posts on on Twitter or through email. All listings have comments that allow other community members to create a discussion around an item or negotiate a price for an item or simple to connect with others.

Funding Rounds (1) - $75k

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jun, 2011$75k / Seed2

Current Team (2)


News (4)

Jul 19, 2014Tech Cocktail - Goshi: The Location Based Marketplace
Jul 25, 2011TechCrunch - Goshi Debuts Hyperlocal, Mobile Marketplace
Jul 9, 2011exceleratelabs.com - Goshi raises 75000 in seed round
May 25, 2011Business Insider (tech) - Hyperlocal Mobile Classifieds: 7 Questions For The CEO Of MapDing

Competitors (5)

  • Antengo is a free mobile classifieds marketplace facilitating real-time, location-based and business-to-consumer exchanges and transactions.
  • Craigslist is a classified advertisements website for jobs, personals, for sale and wanted items, services, résumés and discussion forums.
  • eBay is an online auction and e-commerce marketplace.
  • Oodle is a social marketplace offering customers a web and mobile app for buying and selling products.
  • Taap.it is a mobile journal that enables users to compile, rate and share their experiences with friends in real time.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    Chicago, Illinois

    United States

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