It’s going to be a great 4th of July weekend for these two startups who are enjoying freedom, prosperity, and possibly a churro from a Disneyland kiosk.
Foursquare has outgrown its New York City headquarters and is moving into the bigger office space upstairs. The social networking site had previously avoided a $100M buyout offer from Yahoo. Earlier this week Foursquare secured $20M in Series B Funding from Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Said Foursquare in a blog post :
We’re now 27 people strong. We can’t fit any more desks or chairs in our office so we’re borrowing cubes from our neighbors downstairs. We’re about to hit 1.8 million users and we’re seeing Super Swarms happen all over the world (Indonesia, you crazy!). In short, it’s been an amazing year for foursquare. A huge thank you to anyone that’s ever unlocked a Newbie badge!
Meanwhile, Tapulous is going to Disneyland. According to TechCrunch, Disney acquired the music gaming developer yesterday, adding Tapulous founder Bart Decrem and COO Andrew Lacy as senior VPs of Disney’s Interactive Media Group. The creators of the popular game Tap, Tap Revenge will now work with Disney to create new mobile social entertainment applications for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch from their current location in Palo Alto, CA.