Overview

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Status
Acquired by on June 23, 2008
Total Equity Funding
$4.7M in 2 Rounds from 5 Investors
Headquarters:
Berlin, Berlin
Description:
Plazes is an online service enabling users to connect and communicate with others in various locations.
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Categories:
Social Media, Location Based Services
Website:
http://plazes.com
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Company Details

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Plazes allows you to find out what others are up to and see what's happening at different locations. Users share where they currently are, what they're doing and post future plans. Posting this information can be done on Plazes.com or by mobile phone (via text messaging). Users can also join groups to stay connected with their favorite people and "Plazes."

The idea behind the service is for everyone to be able to track the places, activities and people in their lives.

The service used to force users to download software which auto-determined user location. In May of 2007, they changed the way they handled location and a download is no longer required.

While not exactly the same, Plazes has many similarities to Twitter and Jaiku.

Funding Rounds (2) - $4.7M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Feb, 2007€2.7M / Series A1
Jan, 2006€1M / Angel4

Current Team (1)

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Competitors (5)

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  • Brightkite is a location-based social discovery network that allows users to 'check in' by using text messages or mobile apps.
  • Dopplr is a social networking service enabling frequent travelers to create itineraries of their travel plans and share them with friends.
  • Lcation based social network
  • Moximity is a location-based social networking app.
  • ShowNearby is a location-based mobile app, providing users information about access points and relevant information near their vicinity.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    Monbijouplatz, 5

    Berlin, Berlin 10178

    Germany

Images (2)

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