I wrote about Squarespace in November as one of New York City’s best start-ups. The company that began in a dorm room at the University of Maryland in 2004 has picked up speed, boasting a 713% revenue growth over the past three years.
Their elegant publishing platform powers tens of thousands of websites for businesses, bloggers, and professionals worldwide, serving up billions of hits per month.In July of this year, they raised $38.5 million from Index Ventures and Accel Partners, representing the first outside capital the company raised to date.
Today, Squarespace announced integration with Gowalla, Foursquare and Facebook Places. The services will feed directly into to the Squarespace’s web publishing platform, giving bloggers, web-publishers and businesses unprecedented native geo-data capabilities, like tagging and sharing options. And it does all of this without wonky plug-ins, code, security patches or required downloads like their competitors Drupal, WordPress and Tumblr.
“Location technologies are transforming how we experience, and navigate our world and we felt there was an opportunity to provide a fully customizable and native multi-media geo –location solution to our users,” said Squarespace founder Anthony Casalena.
This is the latest in a series of technology enhancements that Squarespace has deployed in the past year and also plans to deploy in the coming months to make it more convenient for bloggers to share content.