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MapBox raises $52 million

District-based MapBox, a developer of customizable maps, closed a $52.5 million Series B round led by San Francisco-based DFJ Growth--also an investor in Twitter--reports The Washington Business Journal.

According to the company’s site, the platform provides building blocks for integrating maps into users’ products: “add custom markers and tooltips, give turn-by-turn directions and then add your map to your website or mobile app.”

According to the article, MapBox has scored a diverse range of customers including Foursquare, Pinterest, MapQuest, Etsy, National Geographic, the Financial Times, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Energy. They’re just a few of the company’s 5,000 paying customers.

MapBox plans to use the new funding to build out its technology offerings and expand its customer base. 

Read more articles by Christina Sturdivant.

Christina Sturdivant is a native Washingtonian who's always watching and writing about the latest cultural, community and innovative trends in the city. She's interested in people and companies that create equitable opportunities for longtime residents and transplants alike.
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