Feb 2, 2015

MAPBOX - A STARTUP THAT BUILDS MAPS FOR APPS

Mapbox is a mapping platform for designing and publishing custom maps that are fast at scale. Mapbox technology makes it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub. They are  building it's stack using open source tech and working with open data.

MapBox Inc. has big ambitions to rival Google Maps with an open-source solution.

MapBox's main offering is a cloud-based mapping system that makes it easy for third parties to install maps into their products, ranging from web pages at news sites to much larger location-based services.

Mapbox is a developer of customizable maps used by third-party apps like Foursquare, Pinterest, Mapquest and 16,000 others

Funds raised
$10 mn --> Series A round
$52.55 million -->Series B round of funding  [Jun 2015]



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