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Websitecraigslist.org
Blogblog.craigslist.org
Twitter@craigslist
CategoryConsumer Web
Phone(415) 566-6394
Employees25
Founded3/1995

Offices

San Francisco, USA
1381 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA
USA

People

CEO
CTO
Software Engineer
Customer Service Rep & Founder
Operations
Operations

Funding

TOTAL $13.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $13.5M
Venture Round, 8/2004
eBay
$13.5M

Competitors

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Craigslist

Craigslist is a supremely popular listings site. Craigslist was founded by Craig Newmark in March, 1995, as an email list site for San Francisco and Bay Area events. In June 2000, it added its second city, Boston, and then expanded to the major metropolitan cities in August 2000. As of February 2008, Craiglist now covers 450 in 50 US States and 50 Countries.

Craiglist.org – note the .org domain suffix – is interesting in that it serves no ads and stresses a non-corporate culture. It has only 25 employees, all based in San Francisco, and makes money off job ads in 10 cities, as well as brokered apartment listings in NYC.

In April 2008 Ebay sued Craigslist over stock dilution issues.

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This video was originally posted on Beet.TV

Added: 6/9/09

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Products

Craigslist Classifieds

StageLive
Launch Date1995

Craiglist’s classified sections include: community, personals, discussion forums, housing, for sale, services, jobs, and gigs. According to craigslist, over 30 million new classifieds are created each month.

Craigslist screenshot
Above: Boston Listings
Uploaded: 2/27/08
Craigslist screenshot
Above: Boston -- Sublets listings
Uploaded: 2/27/08

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Compete

Craigslist

Sources

  1. EBay buys 25% stake in Craigslist (sfgate.com) []
  2. I'm Joining Craigslist in July (jeremy.zawodny.com) []
    Revenue at Craigslist Is Said to Top $100 Million (nytimes.com) []

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