About Mapbox

Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create.

We’re changing the way people move around cities and explore our world. Through the apps Mapbox powers, we reach more than 300 million people each month.

Location is built into the fabric of our daily experiences. Whether you’re exploring a city with Lonely Planet, sharing with friends on Snapchat, seeing if it’s going to rain on Weather.com, tracking breaking news on Bloomberg, or checking your ETA in Lyft — location is essential to every one of these applications, and they’re powered by Mapbox.

We craft beautiful maps and developer-friendly location data, APIs, and SDKs so that you’re free to focus on designing, building, and developing your application. Our open-source tools let analytics companies understand big geo data, drone companies publish flyovers, real estate sites visualize properties, satellite companies process cloud-free imagery, and insurance companies track assets.

Mapbox proudly embraces our open-source roots. We work in the open and release as much code as possible. We believe it’s the right thing for people, technology, and business.

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We create tools for anyone to design and publish custom maps. Over the last couple of years, our team has built our platform using open source software and open data.


Mapbox Founded



Released Tilemill



Released mapbox.js



Closed a $10 million Series A round with Foundry Group



Office opens in SF



Office opens in Peru and India


Closed $52.55 million in Series B



Our team is made up of the brightest and most dedicated designers, software engineers, cartographers, and strategists in the world.

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Board of directors

Who we chose as investors influences all of this. Our backers are taking the long view. This is about investing in the core infrastructure to power the future of location data.

Eric Gundersen

CEO, Mapbox

As CEO of Mapbox, Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric has been with the team since the start and splits his time working on projects in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Eric got his start in the mapping and open data space at Development Seed, building open source tools for international development agencies. He holds a MA in international development from American University in Washington, D.C., and has dual Bachelor's degrees in economics and international relations.

Ryan Mcintyre

Managing Director, Foundry Group

Ryan co-founded and serves as the Managing Director of Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado.

Ryan helps entrepreneurs build great companies that move markets. In 20+ years in the technology industry, Ryan has been a software engineer, entrepreneur, angel investor, and venture capitalist.

Before starting Foundry Group, Ryan worked with Mobius Venture Capital and co-founded Excite.com and Excite@Home.

Randy Glein

Managing Director, DFJ Growth

Randy co-founded and is Managing Director at DFJ Growth.

Randy led DFJ's later stage backing of SpaceX, Box, Twitter, Tumblr, and Tesla. His work as an investor, executive, and entrepreneur in technology and media spans nearly 30 years. Before starting DFJ Growth, Randy was CFO of Feedburner and worked as an engineer in wireless and satellite communications.

Randy holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MSEE from the University of Southern California, and a BSEE with high honors from the University of Florida.

Ira Ehrenpreis

Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Ira is the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a leading impact investing venture capital firm, currently investing out of a $400M fund.

Ira is a recognized leader in the venture capital industry, having served on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and currently serving as the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC) and as the Co-Chairman of the VCNetwork, the largest and most active California venture capital organization. In 2007, Ira was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Men Under 45.” Ira has invested in a wide range of companies, including SpaceX, and serves on the board of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) and numerous other companies.

Ira has a JD from Stanford Law School, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA from UCLA.

Vikas Parekh

Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund

Since joining the Vision Fund, Vikas has led investments in Arm, WeWork, OSIsoft, Grofers, Mapbox, Slack, Cohesity, and others. Prior to joining SoftBank Investment Advisers, he was a Principal in Boston Consulting Group’s San Francisco and Mumbai offices where he advised clients in the semiconductor, consumer goods, and energy industries.

Vikas has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a George F. Baker Scholar and was awarded first- and second-year honors. He also has an MS in Electrical and Computer engineering, and a BS with Highest Honors in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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