I wrote a post 9 months ago about whether FourSquare or Quora were going to break out as great companies. Many in the office chose Quora and i chose FourSquare. I didn’t know anything at the time, but i just had a hunch.
I’m still not correct. Quora is doing really well still, but more and more people are recognizing Foursquare as a pioneer. In fact, yesterday, Anil Dash wrote a great post about why it’s such a compelling company, stating:
[Foursquare] has blossomed into truly impressive execution: Foursquare is the one startup that’s doing the most remarkable job of any company out there in product strategy and product creation.
He sites these 6 main points as to why:
- Core platform
- Reliable iteration
- Technical competence
- Design innovation
- Thoughtful business model
- Meaningful API’s
It’s a good read, check it out.