SCVNGR is a game.
And playing is easy. Go places. Do challenges. Earn points! That’s the core of it, but there’s a whole lot more. Discover cool new places. Do exciting new things. Share what you’re up to with your friends. Unlock badges (and even real world rewards) by doing quick, fun challenges at your favorite places as you go about your daily life.
SCVNGR is a game platform.
SCVNGR is as much a game as it is a massive experiment in building a mobile game together. We want to build the game layer on top of the world. And that’s only possible if you’ll build it with us.
To make this happen, we’ve designed an incredibly powerful (and easy to use) platform that means that whether you’re an individual player, a local store, a museum, a historic monument, a restaurant or anything in between, you can participate in building SCVNGR with us.
SCVNGR is the game layer on top of the world.
And we want you to build it with us. To date, over 650+ institutions and tons more individuals are building on SCVNGR by adding fun, creative challenges to their favorite locations.
SCVNGR is constantly evolving.
So stay in touch. You can read more on the SCVNGR Blag or obsess over our inconsequential daily minutia on Facebook. However you roll, it's up to you. (Need to talk to someone real? Head on over to Contact Us.)
Google is... well... if you're really not sure who they are, just Bing them. Their venture arm, Google Ventures, is headed up by Rich Miner on the east coast and Bill Maris on the west. Rich Miner, one of the founders of Android, joined the SCVNGR board of directors after leading our Series B. Along with always having the coolest next-generation phones ever, Rich also rides a motorbike. You can learn more about Google Ventures at www.google.com/ventures
Highland is a wicked awesome VC firm based out of Lexington, MA (it's like Boston, but with a commute) with offices in Menlo Park, CA, Shanghai, and Geneva. Peter Bell, who still seems to put up with us after having been shot (repeatedly) with a Nerf Gun is a proud member of the SCVNGR Board of Directors. You can read more about the awesome-ness that is Highland at www.HCP.com.
Balderton Capital is the leading venture investor in Europe....they’ve had more $250m+ exits in the past five years than any other European venture firm and have a one of the largest funds around. In 2011 Balderton invested in SCVNGR alongside existing investors, Google Ventures and Highland Capital Partners with Balderton founder Barry Maloney joining the board. Read more about their awesome-ness at www.balderton.com.
DreamIT Ventures is a micro-venture fund that incubates a class of early stage start-ups every Summer. SCVNGR went through the DreamIT Ventures program during the Summer of 2008 and thought it was the best thing... Ever. David Bookspan, Steve Welch and Mike Levinson (the founders of DreamIT) have all been extraordinarily valuable advisors to SCVNGR. Learn more about DreamIT at www.DreamITVentures.com.
Bantam Group is the investment vehicle for Joe Caruso, a famous angel investor from the Boston area. Joe Caruso first invested in SCVNGR when we had little more than a logo. Since then, well... actually, we've still only got one logo. Nevertheless, thanks to Joe's knowledge, advice, and dogmatic pursuit of the Socratic method, SCVNGR has grown by leaps and bounds. Learn more about Joe and Bantam Group at www.BantamGroup.com.