A little less than a month ago when we announced that we raised some seed financing from USV and OATV, we alluded to some of the angel investors we also brought onboard. We wanted to take a minute and give a shout-out to our angels and all the support they’ve given us so far.
Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter.
Twitter has changed the way a lot of us think about things - presence, status, search. Jack’s advice and feedback have already proven to be invaluable as we hustle to improve and grow foursquare.
Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.
A day after we launched at SXSW, Kevin tracked us down and bullied us into making a badge for Digg’s party. Since then he’s been one of our biggest supporters and a great source of advice and product ideas.
Joshua Schachter, founder of Delicious.
Since we’ve launched, people have been describing parts of foursquare as “Delicious for places”. We love this comparison and we’ve been thrilled to have Joshua’s feedback and insight into our product goals.
Alex Rainert, co-founder of Dodgeball.
Very few people understand the mobile/social space as well as Alex. Since our very first iPhone build, he’s been throwing feedback and product suggestions at us. Karen Bonna-Rainert, Alex’s wife and a good friend from Dennis’ grad school days at ITP @ NYU is also actively involved.
SV Angels LLC
The angel group founded and backed by Ron Conway. Ron’s been a major player in seed-stage tech investments since the early days of Google and we’re thrilled to have SVA’s support.
Chad Stoller, NYC branding/advertising/interactive superstar.
You can thank Chad for the “mayor” idea - which he demanded we build so he could flaunt his loyalty to Think Coffee. We sold out and wrote the code in exchange for two beers. :)
Sergio Salvatore, long-time music / technology entrepreneur.
A long-time friend of Naveen’s, Sergio’s been advising our team on scaling and technical architecture issues since the early days of foursquare.
I can’t tell you how excited we are to have such a group of superstars behind the things we’re building. Thanks again to everyone involved and to all those who have helped out along the way!