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February 2011 at the first ever Foursquare Hackathon.
Jonathan Wegener & Benny Wong
New York, NY — The best city in the world.
We're backed by OATV and Spark Capital, the same investors as Foursquare, Twitter, Tumblr, RunKeeper and other services you know and love.
Timehop began as 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo, a product created at Foursquare’s first ever Hackathon in February 2011. The original intention was to build the "mariokart ghost for the real world," a service that would replay your past foursquare checkins over your present in real time. In an effort to ship sooner, the product was simplified into a daily email.
Although Jonathan and Benny were working on another product as part of Techstars NYC, 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo was so well received it became impossible to ignore. A few months later it became their core focus, and they launched PastPosts.com (the Facebook version) followed by And7YearsAgram (the Instagram version) before finally merging all of these under a single brand: Timehop.