We're creating the building blocks for a complete mapping stack. This extends way beyond a map. Today we closed $52.55 million in Series B financing to enable us to expand this stack, continue building amazing technology, and hire the best people in the world to do it. We're going to grow across all teams, from engineering and data to operations and business.
This team has the grit to build the whole stack. We bootstrapped the company mapping elections in Afghanistan, tracking malaria in central Africa, and working with the World Bank to open its data -- these roots are why we build. By the time we took our first round of outside capital, the team was already 30 strong and was powering all the maps on Foursquare. Working together like this for so many years creates a foundation. And it has been awe-inspiring to build on this foundation, watching the team triple in just the last 18 months and seeing our core culture strengthen with each new teammate.
is the CEO of Mapbox, where he 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 DC.
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