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Hotlist logo sticker.png
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Geosocial Networking
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleChris Mirabile, Co-founder & CEO
Gianni Martire, Co-founder & COO
Eugene Jen, CTO
Current statusInactive

Hotlist is a geo-social networking aggregator that enables users to coordinate plans with friends and discover what will be happening at millions of popular venues all over the world.[1] Hotlist's web platform and iPhone app[2][3] are the only Location-based services that emphasize plans.[4]

The service aggregates data from across the web in order to show users which places will be trending nearby. Users can take "virtual peeks" into venues in advance to see Facebook profile photos of the expected crowds, details on upcoming events, male:female ratios, and which of their Facebook friends plan to attend.[5] The site and application also provide personalized recommendations based on the People, Places, and Interests that users Follow.

As of November, 2011, Hotlist utilizes over 100 million people's plans to provide social information on over 3 million venues in more than 40,000 cities.[6]

Hotlist was founded by Gianni Martire and Chris Mirabile.[7]


  • Top 100 Websites of 2010 by PC Magazine[8]
  • Top Five Finalist in record three categories at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show[9]
    • Best Location-based Service
    • Best Use of an API
    • Hotlist's Co-Founder, Chris Mirabile, for Entrepreneur of the Year


NYU Stern gave Hotlist a $25,000 grant after winning NYU's 10th Annual Business Plan Competition.[10] This was followed by $800,000 in angel capital from Centurion Holdings, led by former UBS Chairman & CEO Joseph J. Grano, Jr.[11]


Hotlist's first headquarters were Carlyle Court, an NYU dorm.[12] It then relocated to the NYU Poly Incubator set up by NYU Poly and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.[13] In July 2011, Hotlist moved into its own loft style office in the SoHo district of New York City.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Millions of Venues" iTunes. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  2. ^ "The Hotlist for iPhone, iPad" Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  3. ^ "The Hotlist brings its geo-trending service to the iPhone" Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  4. ^ "Plan Your Social Calendar with The Hotlist", Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  5. ^ "Virtual Peeks", Hotlist. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  6. ^ "Hotlist Stats" iTunes. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  7. ^ "CrunchBase", Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  8. ^ "The Top 100 Web Sites of 2010", Pc Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  9. ^ "Mashable Awards: The Full List of Finalists", Mashable. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
  10. ^ "NYU Stern", NYU.
  11. ^ "The Hotlist Raises $800,000 For Geo-Aware "What's Going On" Service", TechCrunch. Retrieved 2010-05-25
  12. ^ "Hotlist Roots", Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  13. ^ "NYU Poly", Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  14. ^ "39 Wooster" Retrieved 2011-10-31.

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