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fatdoor.com

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Stage

Series A | Alive

Total Raised

$6M

Last Raised

$5.5M | 14 yrs ago

About fatdoor

The company just love it when a plan comes together. Unfortunately, that rarely happens without heroic efforts, hundreds of emails, and a fair amount of anxiety. Who is going, where are the company going, when are the company going. Easy, right Well, not so much. In fact, no one has created an experience that combines of planning tools with of local search. And until someone does, the company will either continue to endure, or stop making plans altogether. Sigh. But wait! At Center'd, we've been thinking about how to solve the challenges that exist in making plans. From the smallest get together, where users just can't decide on where to eat and oh-my-goodness-I-can't-take-it-anymore-maybe-I'll-just-stay-home-and-wash-my-cat, to the large fundraisers and school activities that require signups and hundreds of emails and weeks of meticulous planning, one thing is clear: The company can help users spend less time planning, and more time enjoying theirself. The company do this by focusing on three categories:nnPeople - Connect to people users trust, and get their opinions and information to help users find that perfect place or make successful that successful plan. Places - See what the crowds think by seeing ratings and reviews from across the web, or find out what their trusted friends think. Plans - Easily invite friends, find out where everyone wants to go and when with place and time voting, empower volunteers to sign up for tasks, and stay on top of it with reminders and notifications. The company's co-founders, Chandu Thota and Jennifer Dulski, each have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in local communities and information, but found that making plans was still wrought with peril. Each was already working in related fields: Chandu developed a iteration of Center'd (called Fatdoor), which focused on bringing neighbors together in an online community. Before that, he was at Microsoft as the lead engineer for its mapping products. Jennifer was at Yahoo! managing its local and marketplace businesses. They knew they needed help, so they found a talented underground team who escaped government persecution and were traveling the country solving crimes and performing odd jobs. After tracking the team down, it was clear these were the right folks for the challenge, and Center'd was born.

fatdoor Headquarter Location

100 Hamilton Avenue Suite 160

Palo Alto, California, 94301,

United States

Latest fatdoor News

New social network Fatdoor uses robots to connect neighbors (yes, really) (Caitlin McGarry/TechHive)

Jun 11, 2014

Dwight Silverman / Houston Chronicle : Comcast turning 150k routers rented by Houston customers into of public Wi-Fi hotspots by July   —  Comcast turns Houston home routers into 150,000 public hotspots  —  Comcast is expected to flip a switch Tuesday in Houston that will turn 50,000 of its customers' home Wi-Fi routers into a massive network of public Wi-Fi hotspots.

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fatdoor Patents

fatdoor has filed 14 patents.

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