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Dennis Crowley

Dennis Crowley (born June 19, 1976) is an American internet entrepreneur best known for co-founding the popular social networking sites Dodgeball and ... More »Dennis Crowley (born June 19, 1976) is an American internet entrepreneur best known for co-founding the popular social networking sites Dodgeball and Foursquare. Crowley graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts in 1994 and was featured in the front-cover story of Xaverian's seasonal magazine. He received a B.A. in 1998 from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a M.P.S. master's degree in 2004 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Crowley co-founded Dodgeball with fellow student Alex Rainert in 2003 while attending New York University. Dodgeball was subsequently acquired by Google in 2005, after which Crowley along with Naveen Selvadurai developed a second version of the original Dodgeball service called Foursquare in 2009. Foursquare, offering location-based social networking services via mobile devices, had over 6 million users worldwide as of January 2011,... [ Wikipedia ]

Foursquare’s Inflection Point: People Using The App, But Not Checking In

When it comes to work, she feels most... → Learn More When Dennis Crowley, the CEO of Foursquare, visited the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, he told me he spent a lot of time explaining Foursquare to the operators and vendors that are the main visitors at this event. This ...

Foursquare CEO: 'We're not just about check-ins and badges'

By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech February 29, 2012: 9:10 AM ET Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley at a conference in December 2011. BARCELONA, Spain (CNNMoney) -- Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley knows people think his location-based service is about a bunch of dorky teens and ...

Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)

Recognizing the opportunity that mobile web browsers and SMS provide, Dennis Crowley conceived the check-in and began working on a mobile social network built around it called Dodgeball. The service was acquired by Google in 2005, but would soon collapse due to lack of support, leading ...

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, Rebuffing Sale Offers, Says Revenues Grew 500% in Q1 2014, 600% In 20...

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, Rebuffing Sale Offers, Says Revenues Grew 500% in Q1 2014, 600% In 2013 Foursquare — the app that has shifted its business model from a place to track where your friends are going to the go-to place for people searching for local information — is fast ...

Why Do People Keep Giving Foursquare Money?

Over the past couple of years Facebook CEO Dennis Crowley has been stumping for the company’s shift in focus from a check-in service to recommendation service. On a visit to Harvard last year, he noted the following: “We have three billion check-ins and an army of people crawling the ...

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley: All Our Numbers Are Up 10-30% Each Month

Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Foursquare founder and CEO Dennis Crowley denied rumors that growth was stagnant for Foursquare. “I think there’s a little bit of perception that we’re not growing,” Crowley said. ”This is false.” In reality, March 2013 was the best month to date. When it ...

Dennis Crowley: Foursquare Considered Selling, Is The Best Local Search Tool In The Planet

Tonight at PandoDaily‘s PandoMonthly NYC event, Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley shared some thoughts about the service. The New York-based company now sees itself as a local search tool and check-ins are not as relevant as they used to be. Crowley considered selling ...

Dennis Crowley on Foursquare acquisition rumor

Two years ago, Dennis Crowley had a tough choice to make. The entrepreneur who cofounded Foursquare was being offered $125 million for his company -- or so several reports say. Crowley wasn't wealthy. His first startup, Dodgeball, had been acquired by Google, but not for a hefty ...

Here's What Dennis Crowley's Next Startup Will Look Like

Dennis Crowley has cofounded two successful startups. The first, Dodgeball, was acquired by Google. The second, Foursquare, is growing quickly with 15 million downloads, 100 employees, and about $80 million raised. Both of his startups have been named after sports. That isn't a ...

Dennis Crowley's Biography

For Dennis Crowley, life has always been a game that should be played with friends. Few people could turn that mentality into a $600 million business. Dennis Crowley sold his first startup to Google. His second, Foursquare, has nearly 100 employees, 16 million users, and it is ...

Fred Wilson, Ron Conway, Dennis Crowley, Keith Rabois and Roelof Botha Are All Ready to Disrupt

Dennis Crowley, the co-founder of Foursquare will also be joining us, along with Square’s Keith Rabois and top investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. These five compelling speakers are just a quick preview of all of the guests who will be there. As they stroll through Startup ...

SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO

And its name is Dennis Crowley, chief executive officer. When Foursquare was younger, he would make investors wince by talking about how much he loved working with a small team. One needs a big team, after all, to become the multi-billion dollar business that gets returns on big ...

Foursquare Is Doing Big Things, So Existing Investor Spark Capital Buys $50M Of Employee Stock

While Inside Network sold... → Learn More Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley spent this afternoon in Barcelona, explaining his location company’s potential to Mobile World Conference attendees. Someone else didn’t need to hear the presentation, though. Existing investor Spark Capital is ...

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley: “People Think We Don’t Know How To Generate Revenue. This Is Wrong.”...

After denying the negative user base claims earlier today, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley went on clarify that they do have a business model in place — in fact, March was their biggest revenue month to date. I think there are a lot of people that think we don’t know how to generate ...

Dennis Crowley Says That Foursquare’s API Is Currently Underutilized, Apps That Use Its Location Dat...

During our Disrupt event today, New York City company Foursquare’s co-founder Dennis Crowley spoke about how people are talking about the company these days. One of the interesting things about the company is its strategy to be the “location layer” of the Internet. For four years, the ...

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley To Join Us At Disrupt NY

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley has had a helluva April. The company just closed a $41 million debt round from Silver Lake Partners and Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech and Union Square Ventures, and released a revamped iOS app. Yahoo M&A has also reportedly been ...

Foursquare’s New Series D Round Of $41M Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation

In the meantime, CEO and founder Dennis Crowley and his team have been working hard to continue building up the business, both to create actual revenue streams, and also to counterbalance the fact that many have checked out of making check-ins. In February, Dennis Crowley told me ...

Dennis Crowley Of Foursquare On Social Search, Platforms And Rivals

TechCrunch interviewed Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley a couple of weeks ago during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (referenced here). It was his third time visiting and speaking at the event, and perhaps Foursquare’s most engaged visit of all in terms of going there: Crowley ...

Dennis Crowley On Using Foursquare To Build The Marauder’s Map

In a conversation onstage at SXSW with Anil Dash, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley discussed the company’s evolution from an app that was primarily focused around helping people to find their friends, to finding out more about the world that they live in. Crowley said that one of the ...

Dennis Crowley To Advertisers: Foursquare Is ‘Pretty Much Open For Business’

Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley just finished speaking at the IAB MIXX digital advertising conference in New York. Marketers may have had a hard time getting a hold of the company in the past, he said, but now it’s “pretty much open for business.” Earlier this year...

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