About Us

At Foursquare we believe the world is full of amazing experiences. We make two apps to help guide you to them: Foursquare and Swarm.

Everyone’s tastes are different so why should we get the same search results? Foursquare learns what you like and leads you to places you’ll love. Find great recommendations based on your tastes, your ratings for similar places, and the friends and experts you trust most. We’ve reinvented local search, to help you find the perfect place, wherever you are.

In 2009, Foursquare launched the check-in and real-time location sharing with friends. Five years later, we decided to give the check-in its own app. Swarm is the fastest and easiest way to keep up and meet up with friends.

We're proud to be funded by Union Square Ventures, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Spark Capital, DFJ Growth, SMALLCAP World Fund, Silver Lake Waterman, Microsoft, and and a handful of angel investors.

By the numbers:

Community: More than 55 million people worldwide, who have left more than 70 million tips and checked in over 7 billion times.

Businesses: More than 2 million businesses have claimed their locations to connect with their customers.

Platform: More than 65 million places around the world, used by more than 85,000 developers.

Employees: More than 170 between headquarters in New York, an office in San Francisco, and a lovely outpost in London.