Our Mission

We’re building the live location platform for a hyper-connected and automated future. Location is the coordinate system for everything, and our decentralized network of sensors transforms live data into the pulse of our planet.

600+ million

Monthly Active Users touch our maps.

45,000 +

Mobile apps are powered by Mapbox SDKs.

2.7 million

Registered developers are building with Mapbox SDKs and APIs


Team members with offices across the globe


Carbon neutral, from our offices to our servers

$226 million

Raised in A, B, C rounds


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Our roots

We needed better mapping tools to do our job, so we built them. Our first maps supported international development operations, working side-by-side with our partners at United Nations, State, World Bank, USAID, and Doctors without Borders. We were on the ground; mapping clinics in Nigeria, floods in Pakistan, deforestation in Congo, and elections in Afghanistan. Our maps were needed in some of the most demanding conditions, so we got good at building a high performance, distributed platform that performs well across the world, delivering huge amounts of data across low bandwidth networks to low-powered mobile devices.

These organizations didn’t only need better tools to work with their data — where they were working the map was blank. They needed better data. We expanded our mission to not only make tools to work with data, but to map the world.  In 2013, we opened our mapping platform to developers and designers. Those developers now include some of the largest, most exciting brands and organizations in the world. Facebook, Tableau, Snapchat, IBM, Microsoft, Uber, AMZL -- all are using our live location platform to drive their business.
We've grown the business from a bootstrapped start-up in an alley garage on 14th street in Washington, DC, to a brilliant team of 500+ with offices across the world. Today, our maps are made from the live anonymous sensor data we are collecting from hundreds of millions of users. This creates a data flywheel, where our AI-powered data pipeline processes hundreds of million miles of anonymized, aggregated live road and telemetry data, every day — allowing Mapbox to continuously update the map everywhere in the world.

Company values

We're a customer focused company operating globally at internet scale, delivering services to customers across logistics, automotive, social, travel, ecommerce, manufacturing, farming and other industry segments. Delivering high quality services to our customers is our top priority. Our core values drive how we work with our customers and how we build our team through who we hire, reward, and promote.

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Communicate with transparency

Share context on why decisions are made. Talk directly, honestly, and constructively. Surface problems, ask for help, and talk about what you need to be successful. Create room for honesty without retaliation.

Solve root problems

Understand the why. We do things because they make sense, not because “that’s how it’s done.” Success and impact depend on us solving problems at their core. Challenge conventional wisdom and rethink solutions.

JFDI (pronounced jedi)

Commit, then act. We empower people and teams by providing context, autonomy, and responsibility. Great contributors own problems and execute. Great managers get work done by setting context, not by control.

Personal growth

Work so that there is no distinction between building, working, and learning. Work the hours that respect the opportunity in front of you. You get out what you put in.

Be scrappy and move fast

We are limited by time and money. Optimize for both. Use process to increase our speed and results — not for its own sake. Be ruthless with your and others’ time. Hire yourself out of a job.

Highly aligned, loosely coupled

Align teams around goals, establish accountability, and move quickly with autonomy. We scale through teams that work independently with clearly defined interfaces and trust.

Collective IQ

We work as teams because individual perspectives are incomplete and individual input counts. A diversity of perspectives broaden the signal we can see, so listen actively to colleagues, customers, and surroundings.

Deliver results

We focus on outcomes, not just effort. Great things get done by bringing together creative, technically astute people in an environment for them to deliver.

Embrace unknowns

Be tough, because change is hard. Be courageous, because change is scary. Have vision, because change contains uncertainty.

Failure hurts. Grow from it

Don’t delay failure, protect others from it, or hide it. Address it by helping people respond to and reflect on failures. Understand root causes, take action, and grow.

Be respectful and humble

To everyone — always.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our team members have a range of cultural, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. We prioritize the progression, growth, and leadership of individuals from all backgrounds and strongly believe in the value of cultivating a diverse team.

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We do great work by understanding the success of our customers and developers, end users of their products, and each other.

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Frequently asked questions

We don’t have an app

Mapbox is a mapping and location cloud platform for developers — we don’t have an app, we’re the building blocks; the SDKs and APIs for developers and designers to build real time location awareness into their own apps.

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