Overview

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Status
Acquired by on April 7, 2009
Total Equity Funding
$27.1M in 4 Rounds from 4 Investors
Headquarters:
Burlingame, California
Description:
Brightkite is a location-based social network where users can “check in” at places by using text messaging or mobile apps.
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Categories:
Social Network, Location Based Services, Mobile
Website:
http://www.limbo.com
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Company Details

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Founded:
October 1, 2005
Contact:
1-888-335-4953
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.

Funding Rounds (4) - $27.1M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2009$9M / Series C4
Apr, 2007$8M / Series B3
Jul, 2006$9M / Series B2
Dec, 2005$1.1M / Series A2

Acquisitions (1)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Apr 7, 2009Unknown

Current Team (5)

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Products (2)

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  • Limbo was launched in 2005
  • Limbo is another geo-aware social network that behaves like a mashup of Twitter, Loopt, and Whrrl.

Competitors (2)

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  • Loopt is a mobile application and website that connects people to their community.
  • Zintin is an iPhone app and social network centered around location and shared media. Zintin lets users share pictures on their phone with

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    270 East Lane

    Suite 1

    Burlingame, California 94010

    United States

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