Timehop is an application for smartphones that collects old photos and posts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, and Dropbox photos and distributes the past. The company was founded in 2011 by Jonathan Wegener and Benny Wong. As of January 2016, Timehop has 12 million users.
Timehop began as 4SquareAnd7YearsAgo, which was created at Foursquare’s Hackathon in February 2011. The original aim of the app was to build the service that would replay the past foursquare checkins in real-time. The product was simplified into a daily email. A few months later Jonathan Wegener and Benny Wong launched PastPosts.com followed by And7YearsAgram before finally merging under a single brand Timehop.
The company in the summer of 2013, raised $3 million in funding by existing investor Spark Capital. The funds helped build the Android version of the app. The iOS version reached one million downloads, the app is in the Top 200 in the U.S. App Store.