Bump Technologies

Bump Technologies NVC 2009 winner

Bump Technologies (acquired by Google) was an iOS and Android application that enabled smartphone users to transfer contact information, photos and files between devices.

NVC Team Members: David Lieb, Jacob Mintz, Dominic Hofstetter, Lars Bergstrom, and Andy Huibers

Track: Traditional NVC

Year: 2009

Place: 1st Place

Prize: $25,000

Company Founded: 2009

Industry: Consumer Technology, Social Networking

Website: www.bu.mp

Social Media: @bumptech

Funding Raised: Yes (see Crunchbase)


  • Won first place at the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) finals in 2009
  • Won the Emerging Technology Award in 2010 from the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal under "mobile"
  • Named Best Overall Consumer App on TiE50's Top 50 Startups list 2011
  • Cofounder Jacob Mintz listed in Forbes' 2011 "30 Under 30"
  • Had over 125 million downloads by February 2013
  • Acquired by Google in September 2013 for an undisclosed amount
  • Bump was removed from the App Store and Google Play on January 31, 2014

Status: No longer in business