photo by Benjamin Kulo
   Dennis Crowley is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Foursquare, the technology company that powers location experiences for more than 1 billion people around the world. Previously, he founded Dodgeball, one of the first location-based mobile social services (acquired by Google in 2005) and help to build early location-based games PacManhattan (2004) and ConQwest (2004). Dennis is also the founder and Chairman of the Kingston Stockade Football Club, a semi-professional soccer team out of Hudson Valley, NY that competes in the 4th division of the US Soccer Pyramid.

He has been named one of Fortune's "40 Under 40" (2010, 2011), a member of Vanity Fair's "New Establishment" (2011, 2012) and has won the "Fast Money" bonus round on the TV game show Family Feud (2009). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).

Dennis holds a Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and a Bachelor's degree from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He splits his time between New York City and the Hudson Valley with his wife Chelsa and their two children, Via and Mars.


Highlight Reel:
Kingston Stockade FC [Manifesto #1, #2, #3 | Upstater Magazine | Vice Sports | Sportspeople of the Year | Yahoo Sports | Worth Magazine | NYTimes]
dodgeball [and dodgeball's spinoffs | "acquihire" | silver lining? ]
teendrama [cheat sheet]
NYTimes Wedding Announcement
Martha Stewart Weddings [print]
NYTimes: Corner Office | Sunday Routine | Power Couple
Fast Company
The Best Buy Ad [YouTube]
The Gap Ad
Wired | Entrepreneur | Vogue Italy | Vanity Fair
Dodgeball: Wired (June '05) | WSJ (Aug '04, Absolut)
Family Feud [more]
Kraft High-Five
Average Athlete vs. Olympic Athlete
Lift Talk
Trail Cam Talk
Ring of Fire
Teaching @ ITP
Portfoilo: Pre-ITP @ NYU | During ITP @ NYU
PacManhattan [archive]
ConQwest [video]
Big Brother Foosball [archive]
CU-SeeMe/Wired (Dec '95)

  • System and method for communicating information in a location-based system (EP3036929B1, 2014)
  • System and method for contextual messaging in a location-based network (US20140067901A1, 2013)
  • Location-based social software for mobile devices (US7593740B2, 2005)
  • Location-Based Social Software for Mobile Devices (Provisional, 2004)