Kismet
Location: 875-A Box 317 Island Drive, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304, United States
Founded in: 2011
Stage: 1.0 (formal launch)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 03/2012, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Triple Point, NEA, Shiva Rajaram, Stephanie Hannon, Steph Hannon, Shiva Rajaraman, Roham Gharegozlou, Rohini Chakravarthy, David Williams, Amer Rehman, Aamer Abdullah, Bambi Francisco Roizen
Investment Firms: AngelPad, TriplePoint Capital, NEA, 2020 Ventures, LLC
Short URL: vator.co/kismet
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Kismet

Stay connected to your friends in the real world.
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California, United States United States
http://GetKismet.com
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Kismet connects you to your existing friends in the real world by simplifying getting together face to face. We show you which of your friends are nearby or alert you when the app isn't open, then make it simple to invite them to meet you.


When you're planning to get together with a group of any size, Kismet makes the experience simpler and more social. Users can invite their friends whether or not they are Kismet users. Non-users can easily reply from the web or their phone without having to install the app.

No longer do you need to send hundreds of text messages or try to follow long email threads just to meet for Happy Hour. Users are also notified automatically when other users arrive and depart the event, meaning you’ll never have to ask “Are you here yet?” 

Kismet was one of the most talked about companies of SXSW 2012, in the hot "ambient location" and "social discovery" space. Founded in 2011, Kismet was part of AngelPad's Winter 2011 class of startups, and has been lauded as one of the most privacy and user conscious apps in the space.

 


Team
  • Kevin Stephens
    Kevin Stephens | Founder
    Co-founder and CEO of Blink, previously an early engineer at Google and YouTube. Also worked at Apple & Boxee. BS Computer Science, UCSD.
  • Michelle Norgan
    Michelle Norgan | Founder
    Michelle Norgan (Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Kismet) was previously on the founding team of a social startup where she designed and launched the company's Consumer Mobile and Web products.
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AngelPad is a mentorship program founded by a team of ex-Googlers to help web-technology startups build better products, attract additional funding and ultimately grow more successful businesses.
Shiva Rajaraman
YouTube Product Director with interest in great people that connect and empower the world in new ways.
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TriplePoint Capital is the leading global financing provider devoted to serving venture capital backed companies throughout their lifespan. With unparalleled levels of funding capacity, creativity, flexibility, and customer service, TriplePoint...
Roham Gharegozlou
Partner at Rising Tide Fund. Also: startup advisor, mentor at TechWadi.org, cofounder of Launch Labs. Relentless optimist.
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NEA
NEA is the entrepreneur’s venture capital firm. When it is time to take a promising business or business idea to the next level, entrepreneurs want a venture partner who understands and believes in the power of big dreams, bold vi...
David Williams
Linked In:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddouglaswilliams Blog:  http://dwtalker.com
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2020 Ventures, LLC - Unconfirmed
Fund & support real-time web startups in US & China.
Bambi Francisco Roizen
Bambi Francisco Roizen - Unconfirmed
Founder @vatortv; Columnist/correspondent Dow Jones MarketWatch; Business anchor CBS affiliate KPIX