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Dopplr

Social travel network service
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Category:
Travel
Country:
United States
Started:
2007
BUSINESS FAILURE
Outcome:
Shut Down
Cause:
Acquisition Flu
Closed:
Active
FOUNDERS & EMPLOYEES
Number of Founders:
5
Name of Founders:
Dan Gillmor, Lisa Sounio, Marko Ahtisaari, Matt Jones, Taneli Tikka
Number of Employees:
1-10
FUNDING
Number of Funding Rounds:
3
Total Funding Amount:
No Data
Number of Investors:
16

What was Dopplr?

Dopplr was a social travel network service. With Dopplr users could create personalized travel schedules with the option to share and link their trip plans with people in their contact list so as to coordinate a meeting or simply keep track of each other journeys. Dopplr was established in 2007 and had headquarters in the UK.

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Why did Dopplr fail and shut down?

Dopplr had a stellar team of investors and seemed a promising company. In 2009, however, came news that Nokia had acquired the startup for about $20 million. The company’s value and the number of Dopplr user’s free fall since Nokia's purchased it. The platform was maintained for a while without further development before Nokia pulled the plug in late 2013, effectively shutting down Dopplr.

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