News broke yesterday that fast growing location services startup Foursquare had raised a $20 million funding round, valuing the company at $95 million. Foursquare says it now has 1.7 million users.
Despite the new funding, the company continues to operate as a scrappy startup in many ways. For example, its PR manager, Erin Gleason, also doubles as office manager.
We asked Gleason if any of the funding will be used to expand Foursquare’s marketing or PR department. She replied:
Hiring is definitely one of our top priorities right now — we’re primarily focusing on hiring more engineers, but I’m sure we’ll be expanding other teams as well over the next few months. No concrete plans right now…
Gleason joined Foursquare this past May from Google, where she was manager, global communications & public affairs. She also served as deputy field organizer for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
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