All about Brightkite

What we do

We love technology. We love spending time on all the social networks, blogging, chatting and texting just as much as you. We want to know about your cat, your lunch and your ex, and we like it. It's great entertainment.

But at the end of the day, we know nothing beats the simple act of meeting up with friends and sharing a drink. That's what we love most. So we created Brightkite to make it easier to do just that.

Brightkite is a simple way to keep up with friends and places. We created a product that lets you instantly see what's going on with the people who matter most to you, your friends. So check out what they're up to, meet new friends along the way and get out and enjoy your neighborhoods.

The Team

OK so we admit most of us weren't picked first for the kickball team on the elementary school grounds. So we put together our own team of hard-working, creative folks who were better on the laptop, than the black top. Brightkite consists of our founders, Jonathon Linner, JP Virolainen and Rob Lawson, and a passionate bunch of role players helping to grow the Brightkite community everyday

Company Info

Brightkite is a privately held startup with offices in Burlingame, CA, Denver, CO and Helsinki, Finland. We started back in October 2005 on some odd Monday. We are funded by Azure Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, NEA, and Nexit Ventures.