• Travel Rewards Redemption Company ezRez Buys Social Loyalty Check-In App Topguest

    Travel Rewards Redemption Company ezRez Buys Social Loyalty Check-In App Topguest

    ezRez, a software company that develops white-label travel commerce and loyalty redemption platform and a loyalty payments engine for digital wallets, has acquired social loyalty rewards startup Topguest. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As we’ve written in the past, Topguest is a loyalty program that rewards users for engaging with brands on social networks. The startup… Read More

  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Points: Topguest Hooks Up With Instagram

    Everyone loves loyalty points. But it’s often a pain to get them because different companies all have their own programs that require you to remember numbers. Topguest’s goal is to unify that experience by letting you earn points simply by checking-in on social networks like Foursquare and Facebook. And now they’re adding a new layer to the mix: Instagram photos. Yes… Read More

  • Topguest Hooks IHG, All-Star Investors [Video]

    Earlier this month, investor Jeff Clavier told us on TechCrunch TV that he had just invested in a promising startup that was related to the geo-location space. Well, we didn’t have to go very far to unveil the identity of Clavier’s mystery startup. Less than two weeks later, Geoff Lewis, the founder of Topguest knocked on our door. The New York based startup is a travel rewards… Read More

  • Topguest Rewards Travelers For Check-Ins At Hotels, Airports, And More

    Location based services are moving towards establishing rewards program for check-ins; Foursquare just announced that it would be testing rewards offers to users this week. Topguest, which is backed by the Founders Fund, has an interesting take on the LBS arena; the platform gives travelers loyalty points and rewards for check-ins on Foursquare, Twitter, Gowalla, Yelp, Loopt and even… Read More