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Acquired byeBay
Price$80M
Date11/2011

General Information

Offices

New York, USA
54 West 21st. Street...
New York, NY, 10010
USA

People

CTO
VP of Engineering
Chief Scientist
VP of Business Development
Board Director
Investor

Funding

TOTAL $19.2M
FUNDING TOTAL $19.2M
Series A, 11/2007
$5.2M
Series A, 3/2009
General Catalyst Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
SV Angel
$2M
Series B, 3/2010
Khosla Ventures
General Catalyst Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
$12M

Competitors

Service Providers

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Hunch

Hunch is a consumer web application that is building the “taste graph” of the internet, mapping every person on the internet to every entity on the internet and their affinity for that entity. An entity could be a web site, a cookbook, a hotel room, a celebrity, a restaurant, etc.

Hunch creates a taste profile by asking them a series of questions which range from serious to profound and subsequently can make recommendations personalized to that user, which live in “topics”.

Topics vary widely, from entertaining subjects like ‘Which superhero would you be’ to more conventional questions like ‘Should I Switch to A Mac?’ The system then uses the answers to these questions to offer the user a suggested solution, a “hunch” of what the user would like.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Hunch was acquired by eBay for $80M. (11/21/11)
    Posted 11/21/11 at 10:15am via uncrunched.com
  • Check
    Hunch added Christina Mercando as VP of Product. (2/1/11)
    Posted 10/10/12 at 11:14am
  • Check
    Hunch — How Hunch’s CEO just slapped a “For Sale” sign on his company (10/25/10)
    Posted 10/27/10 at 3:22am via venturebeat.com
  • Check
    Hunch added Henry Liu as Intern. (6/1/10)
    Posted 2/27/12 at 8:15pm
  • Dollar
    Hunch received $12M in Series B funding. (3/12/10)
    Posted 3/12/10 at 7:16pm via venturebeat.com
  • Dollar
    Hunch received $2M in Series A funding. (3/12/09)
    Posted 3/13/09 at 10:10am via pehub.com
  • Check
    Hunch added Caterina Fake as Chief Product Officer, Co-Founder, board of directors. (1/1/08)
    Posted 7/30/08 at 10:00pm
  • Dollar
    Hunch received $5.2M in Series A funding. (11/1/07)
    Posted 3/13/10 at 5:08pm via sec.gov
  • Check
    Hunch added Vinay Pulim as Sr. Software Engineer. (9/1/07)
    Posted 5/9/13 at 3:20am
  • Check
    Hunch added Chris Dixon as CEO, Co-founder, Board of Directors.
    Posted 8/6/08 at 7:50pm
  • Check
    Hunch added Tom Pinckney as VP of Engineering.
    Posted 7/30/08 at 10:53pm
  • Check
    Hunch added Matt Gattis as CTO.
    Posted 9/22/08 at 3:26pm
  • Check
    Hunch added Hugo Liu as Chief Scientist.
    Posted 3/28/09 at 11:08am
  • Check
    Hunch added Shaival Shah as VP of Business Development.
    Posted 7/13/10 at 9:15am
  • Check
    Hunch added Alex Rampell as Investor.
    Posted 7/20/13 at 7:44pm

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Screenshots

Hunch screenshot
Above: hunch.com 3/09
Uploaded: 3/27/09
Hunch screenshot
Above: Hunch Beta
Uploaded: 4/30/09
Hunch screenshot
Above: Hunch
Uploaded: 1/8/11

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Hunch

Sources

  1. EBAY’S GOT A HUNCH, FOR AROUND $80 MILLION (uncrunched.com) [edit]
  2. sec.gov [edit]
  3. Hunch Raises Series A (pehub.com) [edit]
  4. Decision engine Hunch raises $10M (report) (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  5. How Hunch’s CEO just slapped a “For Sale” sign on his company (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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