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Acquired byAFCV Holdings
Date2/2011

General Information

Websiteanswers.com
Blogtheworldofanswers...
Twitter@answersdotcom
CategoryConsumer Web
Employees255
Founded1999
DescriptionInformation and answer service

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People

President and COO
Board of Directors
Board Member
Software Engineer

Acquisitions

Total$200M
ForeSee, 12/2013 $200M
WebCollage, 5/2013

Funding

TOTAL $332M
FUNDING TOTAL $332M
Series A, 1/1999
Mort Meyerson
Mark Tebbe
Yossi Vardi
$300k
Series B, 4/1999
Ron Conway
Bob Lessin
John Sculley
Jon Medved
Michael Parekh
$1.36M
Series C, 9/1999
Dawntreader Ventures
Garage Technology Ventures
Israel Seed Partners
$2.75M
Series D, 5/2000
Flatiron Partners
Goldman Sachs
Highland Capital Partners
$28M
Venture Round, 12/2007
Summit Partners
Venture Round, 4/2012
TA Associates
Private Equity, 12/2013
Summit Partners
TA Associates
$300M
DEBT TOTAL $13M
Debt, 6/2008
Redpoint Ventures
$13M

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Answers Corporation

Answers is the world’s leading Q&A resource, delivering trusted answers to all of your questions through web, mobile, and social channels. We organize the knowledge from our vast community of online experts, syndicated sites, and members’ social networks to connect you with the most relevant and trusted information.

One-third of all U.S. Internet users regularly visit Answers for information on virtually everything. Answers is home to a community of more than 250 million registered users and more than 60 million users per month on mobile devices.

Answers also provides powerful tools for brands and resellers to identify and engage with their top consumers and influencers. Answers Corporation is not only responsible for Answers.com, the industry’s top destination for Q&A content (source: Quantcast) but also Coupons by Answers which helps consumers find savings at their favorite retailers; ResellerRatings which allows users to share feedback on popular retailers; and Webcollage, the web’s leading SasS platform for managing and publishing rich product information the helps consumers make smarter decisions and helps brands increase consumer engagement.

For more information about Answers, please visit www.answers.com.

Recent Milestones

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    Answers Corporation received $300M in Private Equity funding. (12/23/13)
    Posted 12/23/13 at 6:16am via techcrunch.com
  • Handshake
    Answers Corporation acquired ForeSee for $200M. (12/23/13)
    Posted 12/23/13 at 6:14am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Answers Corporation added Josh Deckard as Software Engineer. (6/1/13)
    Posted 2/15/14 at 3:46pm
  • Handshake
    Answers Corporation acquired WebCollage. (5/28/13)
    Posted 1/1/14 at 10:19am via answers.com
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    Answers Corporation — Answers the world’s most popular destination for trusted Q&A content, today announced the appointment of Marcus Alexander as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Alexander brings 15 years of financial experience to Answers. He was most recently Corpor (5/6/13)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 12:54pm via answers.com
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    Answers Corporation — Answers, the world’s most popular destination for trusted Q&A content, today announced the appointment of John Henderson to its rapidly growing leadership team. Henderson brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience to Answers. He was mos (4/29/13)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 12:55pm via answers.com
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    Answers Corporation — Answers (www.answers.com), the world’s top destination for trusted answers to everyday questions, announced today the launch of its new mobile web version of Answers. The new site features an interactive swipe design that enables consumers to easily find (3/18/13)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 12:56pm via answers.com
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    Answers Corporation — Peter Horan, Former CEO of About.com, Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Matt Derdeyn, Former Charter Executive, Appointed Chief Financial Officer Answers, the world's most popular destination for trusted Q&A content, today announced the appointment (1/31/13)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 12:58pm via answers.com
  • Check
    Answers Corporation — Answers, the world’s top destination for trusted Q&A content, announced today that it has acquired ResellerRatings, the web’s leading independent resource for helping shoppers find the best online retailers. Nearly two million visitors per month come to R (8/1/12)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 1:01pm via answers.com
  • Check
    Answers Corporation added Peter Horan as President and COO. (5/1/12)
    Posted 8/28/13 at 11:19am
  • Dollar
    Answers Corporation received in Venture Round funding. (4/23/12)
    Posted 4/23/12 at 6:55am via techcrunch.com
  • Handshake
    Answers Corporation was acquired by AFCV Holdings. (2/4/11)
    Posted 2/3/11 at 9:43pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Answers Corporation added Mike Flynn as Senior Architect. (6/1/09)
    Posted 1/31/14 at 11:49pm
  • Dollar
    Answers Corporation received $13M in Debt funding. (6/17/08)
    Posted 6/18/08 at 6:37pm via paidcontent.org
  • Dollar
    Answers Corporation received in Venture Round funding. (12/4/07)
    Posted 3/6/14 at 9:17pm
  • Check
    Answers Corporation added Jeff Cutler as Chief Revenue Officer. (1/1/05)
    Posted 8/5/13 at 2:52pm

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Answers Corporation screenshot
Above: Community Leader Board
Uploaded: 2/22/10
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Above: Q&A Categories
Uploaded: 2/22/10

Products

Answers.com

WebsiteAnswers.com
Blogtheworldofanswers.com
StageLive
Launch Date1999
Tags information-portal
Answers Corporation screenshot
Above: Answers.com Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Answers Corporation screenshot
Above: Home page
Uploaded: 2/22/10

ResellerRatings

Websiteresellerratings.com
StageLive
Launch DateJanuary 1, 1998

ResellerRatings is a place to compare prices, store ratings and reviews of online stores, deals and bargains.

Reseller Ratings was developed and launched by Scott Wainner while he was in high school. He later sold ResellerRatings to EarthWeb, then re-purchased it from Internet.com at a fraction of its cost since the site wasn’t successful under the new leadership.

In August 2012, ResellerRatings was acquired by Answers.com.

Answers Corporation screenshot
Above: ResellerRatings Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/2/08
Answers Corporation screenshot
Above: ResellerRatings
Uploaded: 10/24/11

WikiAnswers.com

Websitewikianswers.com
StageLive
Launch Date2002
Tags wiki, questions, answers, qa, community

WikiAnswers.com a wiki-based Q&A project powered by contributors from all walks of life. Anyone can ask, answer or edit questions, building a global Q&A database, covering all topics.

The basic philosophy is that everyone has knowledge or a passion to share, and everyone should have the chance to contribute that expertise to the world. On WikiAnswers.com, users can ask a question on any topic and get a cooperatively written, human-generated answer.

Like on Wikipedia, WikiAnswers.com users can harness the power of the wiki-model to improve content. Unlike Wikipedia, WikiAnswers.com is not an encyclopedia, it’s a question-and-answer system. Contributors are encouraged to add to and improve each other’s answers instead of asking and answering the same questions over and over again.

Contributors are encouraged to keep an eye out for vandals and spammers. There is also a team of over 500 volunteer Supervisors who are contributors especially dedicated to helping WikiAnswers.com Q&A grow in a collective and productive way.

Answers Corporation screenshot
Above: WikiAnswers.com Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Answers Corporation screenshot
Above: WikiAnswers Homepage 2009
Uploaded: 4/23/09

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Sources

  1. Q&A Site Answers.com Acquired By AFCV Holdings For $127 Million In Cash (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Answers Acquires SaaS Platform Webcollage to Expand Product Offerings to Brands and Retailers (wiki.answers.com) [edit]
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  9. Answers Corp. Raising Up To $13 Million From VC Firm Redpoint Ventures (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  10. TA Associates Invests In Q&A Site Answers.com (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. Marcus Alexander Joins Leadership Team at Answers (wiki.answers.com) [edit]
    John Henderson Joins Leadership Team at Answers (wiki.answers.com) [edit]
    Answers Launches New Mobile Web Product That Redefines the Consumer Experience, Increases Engagement (wiki.answers.com) [edit]
    Two Senior Executives Join Leadership Team at Answers (wiki.answers.com) [edit]
    Answers Acquires ResellerRatings to Extend Leadership in Providing Trusted Consumer Advice (wiki.answers.com) [edit]
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