Herndon, VA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
FullCircle, a GeoSocial “Discovery” Network enabling mobile device users to identify and interact with other people and businesses based on their physical proximity, interests, and preferences, today announced it has received a prestigious 2012 Deal Maker of the Year Award from Finance Monthly for the firm’s $3 million funding round received in August 2012.
Finance Monthly is a leading global publication providing news, insight, commentary and analysis on funds, corporate tax, mergers & acquisitions and private equity. The Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year Awards for 2012 celebrate the most impressive transactions in Mergers & Acquisitions, capital raising, corporate bonds, infrastructure and project finance, loans, structured finance, equities, restructuring and finance.
“To be recognized alongside some of the most significant global equity deals of 2012 is affirmation that our dynamic new model built around FullCircle’s GeoSocial Discovery Network is resonating with the investment community, partners and, most importantly, consumers,” said Michael Hodge, founder and chief executive officer, FullCircle. “We are honored to receive this Award, and remain committed to an approach that looks beyond what existing mobile social networks are able to offer consumers and businesses.”
The $3m funding round, led by Greehey & Company, Ltd., is a testament to FullCircle’s unique position in the Geoservices category, and ability to develop innovative features in the areas of geofencing, location based streaming media and mobile geo-targeted advertising. The Deal Maker of the Year Award not only recognizes the impressive transaction size, but the fact that FullCircle has assembled the technology capabilities and management team to execute on its business objectives.
In 2011 FullCircle launched its GeoSocial Discovery Network that integrates location awareness with social networking – enabling its mobile app and web users to identify and interact with other individuals and businesses based on physical proximity, interests and preferences. FullCircle distinguishes its offering from existing mobile social networks by enabling users to easily create location aware groups or communities around areas of common interest, need or business services. From within these groups, members can identify other group members nearby, send a broadcast message to the group, and use mapping to observe group clusters, all with strong opt-in privacy protections.
The free FullCircle mobile app is currently available on the iPhone, iPad, Android and Surface via the Windows 8 operating system (in English, Chinese and Spanish), or can be downloaded at http://www.fullcircle.net.
Based in Herndon, Virginia, FullCircle is a GeoSocial “Discovery” Network enabling mobile device users to identify and interact with other people, places and services based on their physical proximity, interests, and preferences. FullCircle differentiates its service by enabling users to easily create location-aware groups or communities surrounding an interest, passion or need, and from within these groups members can identify other group members nearby, send a broadcast message to the group, and use mapping to observe group clusters – all with strong opt-in privacy protections. FullCircle is available free to individuals and businesses on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Surface (in English, Chinese and Spanish) and the web at http://www.fullcircle.net.