Uber and Foursquare Co-Founders Lead $15M Investment in Dining App Reserve

Expa, the startup accelerator founded by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp and Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, has led a $15 million venture investment in Reserve. The round included a number of celebrity investors including actors Jon Favreau and Jared Leto as well as rapper Will.i.am…

Street Fight Daily: Google Invests In Reviews, Foursquare’s Co-Founder Opens Up

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyGoogle Launches City Experts Program To Encourage Higher Quality Google+ Local Reviews (TechCrunch)… Foursquare Cofounder Naveen Selvaduri Opens Up About His Exit: “I Wanted To Stay” (Fast Company)… Investors May Yet Cry For Yelp (Wall Street Journal)…

Three Years After Its Launch, Foursquare Works to Become a Business

Three years ago this morning, Foursquare launched what one pundit called its “where-am-I-now app” at SXSW – the name did not stick. Since its launch, the location-based service has attracted over 20 million users and upwards of 750,000 merchants, has outflanked a company worth $94 billion in the location space, and crushed a competitor that was sold to said company for its parts…

Street Fight Daily: 03.07.12

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Co-Founder Naveen Selvadurai ‘Tried To Fight’ Departure From Foursquare (Business Insider)…

South by Serendipity (GigaOm)…

INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps (TechCrunch)…

Co-Founder Naveen Selvadurai Leaving Foursquare

Just ahead of the third anniversary of foursquare’s launch, co-founder Naveen Selvadurai has announced that he will be transitioning out of the company at the end of the month. Selvadurai will remain on the company’s board, but did not elaborate on his plans for the future…

Local Quotables: Erik Martin, Benjamin Berkowitz, Naveen Selvadurai and more…

The best words about and around the hyperlocal industry. This week in the hyperlocal industry, Trada’s Niel Robertson says that location is “only a technical constraint,” Goshi’s Jack Eisenberg talks about the potential of targeting specific tastes, SeeClickFix’s Ben Berkowitz notes, with tongue firmly in cheek, that toilet-paper ads are “good location based advertising!” Lance […]