Archive for May, 2012

Walk Score Leaves the Nest

High unemployment has many parents running scared about their kids moving back home. That’s why I’m so happy that after a dose of care and nurturing, Walk Score® has now left the Front Seat nest and is a separate company with an independent board, enlarged investor group, and $2 million in the bank. (Read the story on GeekWire.)

Walk Score  makes it easy for apartment renters and homebuyers to find neighborhoods where they can drive less and live more. In the last 4 months the dev team has nearly doubled and they are truly kicking butt and taking names. 6 million scores/day served via the API, 15,000 real estate sites using Walk Score services, adding a major new apartment search function, ranking transit systems across the country, and launching Bike Score.

And there’s lots more to come from this truly special team – particularly as they add more world-class talent in business development, marketing, mobile and web development (job listings.)

Meanwhile, at Front Seat, we’re actively exploring new opportunities for tech to connect people to the places they live, the resources they consume, and the communities they participate in.