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Offices

HQ
400 E. Pine Street
Suite 215
Seattle, WA, 98122
USA

People

Founder
Co-Founder
Board Member

Acquisitions

1000 Markets, 9/2012

Funding

TOTAL $1M
FUNDING TOTAL $1M
Venture Round, 4/2010
Geoff Entress
Voyager Capital
Ignition Partners
Matrix Partners
Founder's Co-op
$1M

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Bonanza

Bonanza is a social marketplace aimed at complementing Amazon in niche item categories.

Bonanza’s key differentiator is that it makes shoppers less anonymous than competing sites. Buyers and sellers can chat in real time to get questioned answered or negotiate deals. All sellers have their location and avatar shown alongside their items, underscoring the site’s dual emphasis on “people” and “items.”

These social dynamics lend themselves to the formation of communities around niche item categories such as collectibles, antiques, clothing, handbags, jewelry, and books.

Bonanza was named “The Best eBay Alternative” by Ecommerce Guide in July 2008, and voted the “Best eBay Alternative of 2008” by readers of SmallBusinessComputing (owned by Jupiter Media) in early 2009. As of January 2009, more than one million items had been posted for sale in less than half a year online.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Bonanza acquired 1000 Markets. (9/22/12)
    Posted 10/16/13 at 2:51am via thejewelryloupe.com
  • Check
    Bonanza — Bonanzle wins Best Boot-Strapped Startup in the Seattle 2.0 Awards (5/19/10)
    Posted 5/21/10 at 2:27pm via xconomy.com
  • Check
    Bonanza added Dan Shapiro as Board member. (4/30/10)
    Posted 7/26/10 at 10:16am
  • Dollar
    Bonanza received $1M in Venture Round funding. (4/26/10)
    Posted 4/29/10 at 1:31pm via xconomy.com
  • Check
    Bonanza added Alex Berg as Investor / Chief Product Officer. (1/1/10)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 2:43am
  • Check
    Bonanza — Bonanzle Invites third Party developers to Bonapitit - Bonanzle's API (10/20/09)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 8:32pm via auctionbytes.com
  • Check
    Bonanza — Bonanzle Launches Syndicated Seller Affiliate Program (7/29/09)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 8:25pm via auctionbytes.com
  • Check
    Bonanza — beta Bonanzle no more - meet Bonanzle (9/1/08)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 7:31pm via bonanzle.com
  • Check
    Bonanza — Bonanzle Acquires its 1000th Member (8/29/08)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 7:27pm via bonanzle.com
  • Check
    Bonanza — Bonanzle Reaches 10,000 items listed for sale (8/18/08)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 7:24pm via bonanzle.com
  • Check
    Bonanza — Bonanzle acknowledged by ECommerce-Guide reporter Vangie Beal (7/30/08)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 7:21pm via ecommerce-guide.com
  • Check
    Bonanza — Bonanzle Live After ~1.5 years of developing Bonanzle Bill Harding Launched beta Bonanzle for individual online sellers to begin listing products. (5/1/08)
    Posted 4/25/10 at 7:05pm via williambharding.com

Videos

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Bill Harding from Bonanzle Talks About Their Growth at The Bonanzle Up 2009 Part 1

Added: 5/25/10
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Bill Harding from Bonanzle Talks About Their Growth at The Bonanzle Up 2009 Part 1

Added: 5/25/10
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Part Two Bill Harding from Bonanzle Talks About Their Growth at The Bonanzle Up 2009

Added: 5/25/10
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Mark’s Presentation at Bonanzle Up Seattle

Added: 5/25/10
Above:

Bonanzlers Bonanzle Up For St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Added: 5/25/10

Screenshots

Bonanza screenshot
Above: Bonanzle
Uploaded: 2/6/09
Bonanza screenshot
Above: Bonanzlers Create the face of Bonanzle with their Hand Picked Lists
Uploaded: 4/26/10

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Compete

Bonanza

Sources

  1. Bonanza buys 1000 Markets and takes on eBay and Etsy - See more at: http://thejewelryloupe.com/bonanza-buys-1000-markets-and-takes-on-ebay-and-etsy/#sthash.Kdgmdk0K.dpuf (thejewelryloupe.com) [edit]
  2. Bonanzle Raises $1M from Angel Investors, Plus Three VC Firms, to Expand Its Online Marketplace (xconomy.com) [edit]
  3. Craigslist Buyer and Seller Paradise (williambharding.com) [edit]
    Bonanzle: The Best eBay Alternative We've Seen (ecommerce-guide.com) [edit]
    We're 10,000 Items Old! Now What? (bonanzle.com) [edit]
    Bonanzle Hails Scurvy Dog (bonanzle.com) [edit]
    Bonanzle Hails Scurvy Dog (bonanzle.com) [edit]
    Bonanzle Launches Affiliate Program, Will Include Bing Cashback (auctionbytes.com) [edit]
    Bonanzle May Attract eBay Developers with Launch of API Program (auctionbytes.com) [edit]
    Redfin, Bonanzle, TisBest Win Seattle 2.0 Awards (xconomy.com) [edit]
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