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picture-5Location-based social network Foursquare, which has attracted buzz for making nightlife like a game, raised $1.35 million from Union Square Ventures and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

Co-founder Dennis Crowley, who was also behind a similar service called Dodgeball that Google acquired, said there were other angel investors he would reveal next week. This is Foursquare’s first round.

In Foursquare, you “check-in” to places like restaurants and bars through the startup’s iPhone or Android apps. Check-in enough times at a place and you earn badges. You can also create lists of places to go for sharing with others and record where you’ve been.

Here’s Foursquare’s SEC filing (from PaidContent):

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