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Forecast is a fun and simple way to share where you're going with your friends. It's like Foursquare for the future.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Forecast is a free mobile app that helps you connect with your real friends out in the real world. It’s social networking that’s actually social.

A check in tells your friends where you are now. A forecast tells your friends where you will be later. This simple change from present tense to future tense uniquely positions Forecast to influence future purchases with location & time based marketing.


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    René Pinnell
    CEO and Designer

    Before dropping out of graduate school to start Forecast, René Pinnell spent 10 years writing and directing for film and television. From 2004 to 2008 he directed and produced 30 episodes of the acclaimed comedy show "Backpack Picnic," as well as the MTV Pilot "Meet the Bulldogs." More recently René Pinnell co-directed "The King of Texas," a feature documentary that premiered at the SXSW and was released internationally by Watchmaker Films.

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    Eric Katerman
    CTO & Co-founder

    Eric graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in 2002 with highest honors in Mathematics. He spent the next eight years finishing his PhD in mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin where he published numerous papers and was supported by a three-year Harrington Fellowship.

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    A.T. Fouty
    Technical Founder

    For over 10 years A.T. has been working in the tech industry. Starting with spacecraft instruments and city-wide sensor networks, A.T. cut his teeth as an engineer with Southwest Research Institute. He followed that with his first consumer web experience working at as VP of Technical Operations, helping them to scale their infrastructure for multi-million visitors per month.

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    Richard McClellan
    Head of Mobile Development

    Richard earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent most of his time in school designing and building robotic systems, including numerous autonomous ground vehicles, a two-wheeled balancing segway, and a programmable CNC machine. After graduating, Richard worked at AVAI Ventures for a little over a year, where he was the lead developer on 7 iPhone and Android applications.


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    Evan Kastner
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    Claudia Boles

Previous Investors

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    David Steakley
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    Ed Roman
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    Art Edstrom