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Acquired byWarner Bros.
Date5/2011

General Information

Offices

San Francisco, USA
208 Utah St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
USA

People

Co-founder & CEO
Co-Founder / CTO
Advisor / Angel Investor
Product Manager
Lead Product Manager, Rotten Tomatoes
Special Product Guru

Funding

TOTAL $7.18M
FUNDING TOTAL $7.18M
Angel, 2/2006
Hadi Partovi
Ali Partovi
Kevin Hartz
$175k
Series A, 2/2007
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Reid Hoffman
SV Angel
$2M
Series B, 4/2008
Pinnacle Ventures
Lightspeed Venture Partners
$5M

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Flixster

Flixster is a social networking site for movie fans. Users can create their own profiles, invite friends, rate movies and actors, and post movie reviews as well. From the site, people can also get information about movies, read user-generated movie reviews and ratings, converse with other users, get movie showtimes, view popular celebrity photos, read the latest movie news, and view video clips from popular movies and TV shows.

With so many features, Flixster seems to have created a fairly comprehensive movie social networking site, which may in turn explain its rapid growth in popularity. Flixster currently has over 50 million registered users with over 1.5 billion movie ratings, and has already outpaced (in total page views) other movie sites such as Fandango. And while the site is still dwarfed in terms of total page views by the more informationally-based IMDB, its emphasis on combining social networking with movies and rapid rise in user base make for a promising company future.

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Flixster

Websiteflixster.com
StageLive
Launch DateJanuary 20, 2006
Tags social-networking
Flixster screenshot
Above: Screenshot
Uploaded: 2/10/08
Flixster screenshot
Above: Flixster.com Home
Uploaded: 10/27/09
Flixster screenshot
Above: Flixster.com Home
Uploaded: 5/27/12

Rotten Tomatoes

Websiterottentomatoes.com
Flixster screenshot
Above: Homepage Jun-2008
Uploaded: 6/26/08
Flixster screenshot
Above: Homepage 01/25/2011
Uploaded: 1/28/11

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Flixster

Sources

  1. Warner Bros. Acquires Social Movie Site Flixster (And Rotten Tomatoes) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Citation Needed [add]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
  4. Flixster Raises $5 Million Of Planned $8 Million Second Round; No Sale (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  5. Updated: Flixster Issues $12.5 Million In Shares To News Corp For Rotten Tomatoes (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Flixster Hits 20 Million App Downloads. Top Movie App On iPhone, Android, And BlackBerry (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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