Matt Galligan

Matt Galligan
CEO, SimpleGeo


Matt Galligan, 25, is the CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleGeo, based out of Boulder, CO that provides a ready-to-use location infrastructure for app developers. He previously founded Socialthing, a company that was chosen to be part of the inaugural year of TechStars. went into private beta in March, 2008 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The company was acquired five months later by AOL. Socialthing was later rebranded as AOL Lifestream.

Matt currently resides in Boulder, CO and is an active member of the startup community there.


Focus on Mobile
Location: 2010 Level:
Moderated by:
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Matt Galligan (SimpleGeo), Scott Kveton (Urban Airship, Inc.), Henri Moissinac (Facebook)
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Few mobile apps are useful without the web. There's a new layer in the cloud aimed specifically at mobile developers. Sometimes built on top of AWS these web services are designed specifically to make an mobile app scale. These companies handle the new CRUD of dealing with location data, notifications, user connections and let mobile devs focus on the client. Read more.
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