Meetup is acquiring Dispatch

We’re excited to announce that Meetup is acquiring Dispatch!

A startup that’s reinventing group email communication, Dispatch started two years ago when cousins Nick Stamas and Jesse Lamb met Alex Godin at the NY Tech Meetup. Together they formed Dispatch and set out to build the best way for groups to communicate.

Then, this summer, Alex met Scott Heiferman (Meetup CEO) in an elevator at the Personal Democracy Forum, and Scott invited Alex to demo Dispatch to the team at Meetup HQ.

We loved it, we really liked them, and it clicked: What if Meetup and Dispatch joined forces to solve one of the biggest opportunities facing Meetup Groups: How can we spark even stronger communities by making group communication much better?

At Meetup, we believe that a community isn’t a community if people don’t talk offline. That’s why we use the internet to get people off the internet. But we also believe that a community can be much stronger if people talk online too.

So, Nick, Jesse, and Alex will bring their passion and experience to Meetup and continue on their mission by reinventing group communication for millions of members of local Meetup Groups around the world. Stay tuned for the beginning of their impact on Meetup communities in 2014.