Meetup Gets Acquired by Bending Spoons to Fuel Its Continued Growth

The move aims to expand Meetup’s membership base and improve its user experience.

Published on Jan. 31, 2024
Meetup Gets Acquired by Bending Spoons to Fuel Its Continued Growth
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Meetup, a community-building platform headquartered in New York, was acquired by Italian technology company Bending Spoons. Bending Spoons, which offers digital products including Remini, Splice and Evernote, plans to leverage its proprietary technologies and expertise to drive Meetup’s international expansion, improve the organizer experience and grow the platform’s membership.

Meetup serves more than 60 million registered members worldwide and is on a mission to end the loneliness crisis. The platform helps people find and build communities based on common interests and facilitates in-person meetings and events.

Alongside the acquisition, Bending Spoons announced the Meetup Community Fund. This $50,000 initiative aims to recognize and support the thousands of organizers who have contributed significantly to the growth of Meetup’s global community.

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