Meetup is a way for users to setup meetings and setup a guest list. Meetup has surpassed over 10 million meetups and 100 million RSVPs since launching almost 10 years ago reports TechCrunch. Organizers of events pay a monthly fee to set up meetups.
Meetup is used by one out of every seven New Yorkers and about 10,000-15,000 meetups are setup every day. It took Meetup around seven or eight years to hit the first 50 million meetups. The second 50 million meetups took place in the last two years.
Scott Heiferman, the founder and CEO of Meetup, said that they are a weird story in the industry. He pointed out that when you are doing something hard like getting someone to go online to get offline, you will need to “be in it for the long haul.”
Although Meetup saw an increase in traffic from mobile devices, the company said that they really grew because of the old promise of the Internet. The goal of the Internet was to connect with people that were like you, but would otherwise never meet.
?The world is starting to be ready for Meetup, but isn?t really ready yet,? said Heiferman in the interview. ?But I think we?re about to get there.?