Matt Galligan

Matt Galligan
CEO, SimpleGeo

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Matt Galligan, 25, is the CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleGeo, based out of Boulder, CO that provides a ready-to-use location infrastructure for app developers. He previously founded Socialthing, a company that was chosen to be part of the inaugural year of TechStars. Socialthing.com went into private beta in March, 2008 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The company was acquired five months later by AOL. Socialthing was later rebranded as AOL Lifestream.

Matt currently resides in Boulder, CO and is an active member of the startup community there.

Sessions

Business & Strategy Ballroom F
Moderated by:
Tom Coates (Product Club)
Panelists:
Darian Shirazi (Fwix), Justin Shaffer (Facebook), Christof Hellmis (Nokia gate5 GmbH), Matt Galligan (SimpleGeo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Stores, Malls, Bars - there locations are facts. Not owned by anyone, but gathering that data and just as importantly keeping it accurate is expensive. What can a startup do? Can they depend on larger players' APIs? Should they buy the data? Should they depend on their users? Or should companies pool together and just maintain one canonical database of places? Read more.
Ballroom EFGH
This is presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
Matt Galligan (SimpleGeo), Mikhail Panchenko (Urban Airship)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
With the check-in getting quickly commoditized, what's the next step in location-aware services? What are some ways that companies can leverage a world of real-time information and capabilities to build new and more compelling offerings? Read more.
  • Nokia
  • OnStar
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • C3 Technologies
  • Ditto
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • MapQuest
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NAVTEQ

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