Pins is the easiest way to remember and share your favorite places.
Just drop a Pin for the place you want to remember. Keep them organized colors and #hashtags. Journalize your experience taking pictures, adding private notes and building your own favorite lists for each occasion.
You can make your lists public or keep them private or only viewable by your contacts. You can explore the lists of your friends to discover new locations that your friends value and recommend. Pins is a curated platform for locations because when it comes to the next place you want to try, a friend's recommendation is always the best advice you'll get.
- Machine learning to keep your Pins organized into relevant Pinlists without human intervention
- SMS & tokenization to allow a user to share a Pin with any contact
- Passive collection of GPS coordinates to suggest places you have been to based on lat/long
- Geofencing monitoring to identify ideal location of push mobile advertising (home, office, lunch area...)
Jonathan is an CS/MBA with experience building and leading teams of engineers. In his previous role as VP Product/Technology he hired from scratch a team of 20 engineers in RoR & iOS.
Kevin is an all star iOS developer. He released apps with millions of downloads and was part of the original iOS team that created the Nook reader product.
Why we're doing this
We first built this app for us. While sharing a photos or a song or subscribing to an album of picture is now easy to execute, organizing & sharing our favorite places is still a struggle. Something as simple as "I want to follow your list of favorite sushi places" is very challenging. We are solving this. We are making location manipulation as simple as taking a picture and use #hashtags to categorize each of your favorite places.
Most impressive accomplishment
Jonathan is french and entrepreneur (an achievement by itself that he likes to laugh about). He likes to hack around - notable hacks reached finals at Techcrunch Disrupt & LAUNCH.
J finished is BS and MS in CS before starting his first business at 24 which he sold to a bank. He then decided to shoot for the american dream. Got his MBA from University of Chicago. He then joined a startup at seed stage and led product through series A & B growing the eng team to 20 and owning product roadmap.
Tell us why you're building this business, and why you're the right
people to do it.
A Serial entrepreneur and active Angel Investor. At 26, Goldfinger co-founded ICQ, the world's first internet-wide instant messaging service, which was acquired by AOL in 1998. In 2001 Goldfinger co-founded Dotomi, an on-line advertising technology compan