Location: 539 7th Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2010
Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 05/2012, Acquisition: undisclosed amount
Acquirer: Facebook
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Glancee is simply terrific!!!

I've used it a number of times and find it more reliable and easier to get people started with than the others. This is a crowded field.



Discover and connect with new interesting people around you.
San Francisco, California, United States United States

Glancee is an iOS/Android app for social discovery. It lets people meet nearby who share friends and interests with them, and talk with their friends about the people they meet. We have the best user experience and technology (recommendation engine, background location, profile sync).

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Company description

Remember the feeling of talking to someone new, realizing that you have a dear friend in common and that you both love that artist only you know about? Glancee helps you discover these hidden connections and meet with people important to you. Explore the profiles of people nearby and be notified when somebody has common friends or mutual interests. Text or call, meet up for a coffee, and stay in touch. Create new, meaningful connections with new people just like you.

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  • Andrea Vaccari
    Andrea Vaccari | Founder
    Andrea Vaccari is the Cofounder and CEO of Glancee, a mobile app that makes it fun and safe to meet people with common friends and similar interests. Previously he worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Santa Fe Institute to i...
  • Alberto Tretti
    Alberto Tretti | Team member
    Alberto Tretti is cofounder and jack-of-all trades at Glancee, a mobile app to meet people with common friends and similar interests. Previously he was a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago collaborating with Motorola's research l...
  • Gabriel Grise
    Gabriel Grise | Team member
    Gabriel Grise is cofounder and CTO of Glancee. He his passionate about mobile technology and software development. He have been working for several companies including Ericsson, CAE Inc, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gabriel is a ...
Business model

Facebook connects people that already know each other and let them share thoughts and pictures. Glancee aims at introducing new people that don't already know each other, but love the same artists, products, and more. We believe that conquering the interest graph will be the next big thing, and we built Glancee around this goal.

Competitive advantage

We built a unique recommendation engine that can match and introduce people based on their interests. For example, we will recommend you people who like skiing if you like snowboarding, and fans of Quentin Tarantino if you like Pulp Fiction.