About Niantic, Inc. and Niantic LightshipNiantic, Inc. builds and powers real-world AR experiences that encourage exploration, movement, and shared experiences around the world. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic was founded by John Hanke, who previously helmed the Google Geo team (including Google Maps and Google Earth) after his startup Keyhole was acquired by Google. In 2015, Niantic, Inc., spun out from Google, becoming an independent company. In 2021, Niantic announced its platform, Lightship, with the long-term goal to continuously provide the tools for developers to build real-world AR experiences that connect and engage people worldwide. For more information on Lightship, please visit www.lightship.dev.