- Acquired by No Sleep Media on April 7, 2009
- Total Equity Funding
- $27.1M in 4 Rounds from 4 Investors
- Burlingame, California
- Brightkite is a location-based social network where users can “check in” at places by using text messaging or mobile apps.
- Juho-Pekka Virolainen, Rob Lawson, Jonathon Linner
- Social Network, Location Based Services, Mobile
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) - $27.1MUpdate
Current Team (5)Update
|Jul 3, 2013||TechCrunch - Indie Gaming Hit Limbo Brings Its Macabre Black And White Charm To iOS|
|Jun 11, 2012||CNet - Apple announces 2012 Design Award winners - CNET|
|Mar 7, 2012||Venture Beat - TechStars founder David Cohen turns "power angel" -- raises $28M fund|
|Dec 20, 2011||TechCrunch - Brightkite Winds Down, Says It Will Come Back With 'Something Better' (Again)|
|Apr 8, 2011||Gigaom - How Location Sharing Went From Crazy to Compulsory in Just 2 Years|
|Mar 28, 2010||NASDAQ Global Newswire - Limbo raises 9000000 in venture round|
|Feb 26, 2010||TechCrunch - Brightkite: 2 Million Users And A Lot Of Local Promo Interest|
|Oct 28, 2009||TechCrunch - Brightkite 2.0 For The iPhone Now On The App Store|
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Burlingame, California 94010