„We’re a mix of the best part of Qype, Foursquare plus local recommendation engines“ says Tellmewhere-CEO and Co-Founder Gilles Barbier in his interview with Tiburon-TV at LeWeb09. The Paris-based startup offers a web and mobile urban guide to discover new places suited to your tastes. „You can also rate and write reviews“ explains Gilles „the more you rate your experiences, the more precise and personalized your results become.“ Founded in 2007, the startup already has more than 450.000 registered iPhone users, mostly from France.
With version 2.0 of their iPhone application, Tellmewhere is going global with some very cool socializing features like an activity stream of everything your friends are doing. As for Tellmewhere’s business model, local merchants can propose „special offers“ on the Tellmewhere platform which are then monetized by the startup: Like a pay-per-visit model, each time someone uses a „special offer“ coupon, Tellmewhere charges the merchants a small fee.
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