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One Year In: What You Made Possible

A Letter from Vlada & Michał Bortnik, Founders   If you’re a longtime member of the Marco Polo community, you likely remember the Big Bet we made last year, when we rolled out Marco Polo Plus, our premium subscription plan. Our intention was to start becoming a financially sustainable business, admittedly, during a very challenging year.  […]

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Why don’t you just sell ads?

By Laure X Cast It seems that no piece of information is too private or personal to be surveilled, monetized, and aggregated into a 360-degree view of your life. The end result of all of this is that you are no longer the customer, you’re the product.  —Tim Cook, Apple CEO Connection is everything. The […]

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Passionate, fearless, and determined: The Marco Polo team spotlights a few of our favorite women

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Marco Polo team members spent time reflecting on the women who, directly or indirectly, helped steer their course.  Heartwarmingly, many mothers and grandmothers made the list. Other figures, from pop stars to Nobel Peace Prize winners, have made a global mark by claiming their passions, making deep personal sacrifices, […]

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The power of video chat: How Marco Polo helped one woman catch skin cancer

Crystal Calla considers herself low-maintenance – even more so since she started working from home during the pandemic.    “Sometimes I just roll out of bed and start my day,” the human resources manager says. “I don’t spend a lot of time in front of the mirror putting on makeup or just looking at myself.” It […]

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When COVID forced a canceled reunion, these friends took to Marco Polo

As his 30th college reunion approached, Michael Champlin – “Champ” to his buddies – watched the pandemic unfold and saw the writing on the wall. Convening in June was going to be a no-go. Champ was philosophical but still disappointed. His treasured group of 10 once-inseparable friends, the people who’d finished each other’s sentences, shared […]

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The Evolution of Marco Polo

Today, we’re asking our community to join us on our journey to a sustainable future.  We’re making big changes to the app including launching a paid membership plan – Marco Polo Plus. This will allow us to keep Marco Polo running, so that we can continue to help nurture your closest relationships for decades to […]

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