Social-Loco Startup Competition
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BUMP Network
Location: 1295 Prospect St., La Jolla, California 92037, United States United States
Founded in: 2009
Stage: Beta (public testing)
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 04/2011, Series B: $4.5 M (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Wilson Sonsini Investment Co., DLA Piper Venture Fund, Hany & Summer Girgis, and others
- Date: 04/2010, Series A: $1 M (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: J Christopher Capital, ZIG Capital, Anduin Ventures, HI7E
Profitable year: 2012
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Awards and mentions
The winners of each business area have demonstrated innovation in the use of social media to overcome an organizational challenge. Social Media Start-Up Category: Includes web-based and mobile based technologies which are used to turn communication into interactive dialogue between organizations, communities, and individuals.
The WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces 2011 is comprised of 52 organizations from a diversity of industries including aerospace, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, retail, services and energy, with a combined annual revenue of over $15 billion. These organizations include public, private, not for profit and educational institutions. They range in size from five to 80,000 employees and are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, Haiti and India.
Social-Loco is a conference featuring innovators focusing on the convergence of the social web, mobile and local-business.
Splash is the premier high-tech startup event in San Francisco.

Bump is revolutionizing the way 250M cars in America will be connected by their license plates to create the next generation social network. Consider this a perfect marriage of FourSquare, Groupon, and Facebook! I am looking forward to the commercial roll-out of this next billion dollar company.

From Raj Das

We are proud investors in the Bump team and revolutionary product that they have brought to market. Extremely transparent and hard working people to be associated. And they are FUN!!! - Check them out. You wouldn't want to be the last to download this amazing app.

BUMP Network

Power Your Membership
California, United States United States
Company description

Recognized by NASDAQ OMX and Consensus Advisors as one of the most promising brands of 2013, BUMP Network provides a revolutionary SaaS based data, registration, transaction and membership management technology. The BUMP Network platform assists major brands, affinity groups and the public sector with membership, registration and CRM. 


  • Mitch Thrower
    Mitch Thrower | Founder
    Mitch Thrower is an entrepreneur, financier, business strategist, author and triathlete. Thrower is currently serving as founder and CEO of, a safety, marketing, membership and communications platform that allows users to connect online...
  • Kristina Kenyon
    Kristina Kenyon | Team member
    I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Political Science-Pre Law and additional concentrations in Marketing and Psychology. I am dedicated to keeping up on new media channels that can efficiently and significantly grow public ...
Business model

Membership groups or businesses with existing customers use BUMP’s membership platform to enhance revenue from their customers and to understand and act on a wealth of existing data associated with their members.

The BUMP system integrates seamlessly into any existing Website, providing client-branded access to a proprietary management tool offering their members exclusive access to high value brands and services at a discount. 

Organizations can also use BUMP’s proprietary registration engine to create events and safely process transactions for subscriptions, anniversaries, billing, and renewals.

Competitive advantage
  • Provide an easy-to-implement platform for membership groups and businesses to garner revenue from their members and customer lists
  • Offer simplified, easy-to-use membership and event registrations (sign-ups, e-commerce, communication and annual payments)
  • Increase affinity and loyalty for existing membership programs through offering high value/exclusive benefits