If it tells you where, it’s probably built on Foursquare

We believe in the power of location. What people experience in the real world and the places they go are powerful reflections of who they are and what they care about. We help leading global companies tap into this intelligence to create better customer experiences and smarter business outcomes, all based on the world’s leading platform for understanding people, places, and the interactions between them.


If it tells you where, it’s probably built on Foursquare

Our mission is to create technology that constructs meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places.

Awards & recognition

We’re honored to have been honored by the best in tech

Best in Enterprise APIs 2022

BIG Innovation Award

Best Innovation in Mobile & Device Development

100 Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022

Foursquare Places API named Best in Enterprise APIs 2022

Best Attribution Tool

Our foundation

Built on places and movement

It all starts with data – and ours is unmatched in quality and depth. We combine the rich attributes of 120M+ global points of interest with the context of human movement from over 500M devices, grounded in persistent first-party data. Our core technology is the engine between those datasets, it accurately and reliably detects real-world visits and continues to learn more about movement through billions of human verifications. Our methods are the first to be accredited by the Media Rating Council. This foundation powers all of our solutions, those that exist today and those we have yet to build.

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Our future

What if…a city could be as personalized and interactive as your favorite website?

What if…location intelligence flowed seamlessly throughout your ecosystem, optimizing every decision?

What if…augmented reality wasn’t just a layer on top of the real world, but instead informed and improved by it?

Our story

How we got here


Foursquare launches and opens
Places API to developers

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Built snap-to-place technology for more precise insights

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Surpassed 40K developers using Foursquare tools

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Updated our branding and launched the Swarm app

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Launched Pinpoint self-service audience segmentation

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Launched Attribution and hit 10B check-ins

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Launched Movement SDK for developers

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Surpassed 125K developers using tools and 12B check-ins

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Acquired Placed to power even stronger attribution solutions

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Acquired Factual, becoming the global leader in location-based technology and data



Acquired Studio to fuel geospatial big data visualizaiton, and won the Best API Award

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Launched Hex Tiles and
Closed Loop Attribution

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Launched the Foursquare Knowledge Graph and Places Engine

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Power your business with the best in location intelligence

Interested in exploring how Foursquare can help drive your business forward? We’d love to show you how.