Dennis Crowley ’98

Founder & CEO


Dennis Crowley is the co-founder of Foursquare, a service that combines social networks, location awareness and game mechanics to encourage people to explore the world around them. Previously, he founded Dodgeball, one of the first mobile social services in the U.S., which was acquired by Google in 2005.

Crowley has been named to Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list (2010, 2011) and Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list (2011, 2012), and has won the “Fast Money” bonus round on the TV game show “Family Feud” (2009). He is currently an adjunct professor in New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.