Banjo Raises $100M to Put Your Tweet (and More) on the Map

Don’t look now, but location data analytics might actually be turning into a big business. Banjo, a Las Vegas-startup that got its start helping brands analyze location data in social media streams, has raised $100 million in a series D round of funding led by Softbank.

Banjo Founder: ‘Emotional Connection’ Is Key for Mobile

In less than a year, social discovery app Banjo has jumped from fewer than a million users to over four million. The mobile service allows users to discover real-time data across social networks and learn more about places, and it recently launched a tablet app. Street Fight caught up with Banjo founder and CEO Damien Patton to chat about the future of mobile, making money, and the value of data…

Street Fight Daily: Coupobox Sells, Banjo’s Geo-social Discovery

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Banjo CEO: Location Is Key for Social Apps

Banjo, one of a number of fast-growing location-based social apps, recently reached one million users just nine months after its launch. The company’s founder, Damien Patton, talked to Street Fight recently about the impact of location technology, how advertising is evolving with social media, and the future of location-based social networks…