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Acquired byReply! Inc.
Price$60M
Date6/2011
TermsCash and Stock

General Information

Websitemerchantcircle.com
Twitter@MerchantCircle
CategoryConsumer Web
Phone(925) 983-3400
Emailjon.emminizer@rep...
Employees42
Founded10/2005
DescriptionBusiness Network

Offices

Mountain View, USA
800 W. El Camino Real
Suite 330
Mountain View, CA, 94040
USA

Acquisitions

Bloglines, 11/2010
TimeBridge, 9/2010

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MerchantCircle

MerchantCircle is the place to find great deals, expert advice & competitive quotes from the best local merchants!

MerchantCircle was founded in 2005 as an online marketing platform for local business owners, and has grown into the largest online network of local business owners in the Nation. MerchantCircle makes it easy for people to find qualified businesses to provide quality services. MerchantCircle helps people get the advice they need from the real experts; local business owners with tons of real world experience. MerchantCircle delivers competitive quotes for all the services people need on a daily basis.

MerchantCircle provides small businesses with a web listing page, blogging platform, deal building tools, and many other ways for businesses to connect with new potential customers. Consumers can create profiles on MerchantCircle to clip and keep track of coupons in real time, and post business-specific questions to the network of business owners. “Circle” in the company’s name comes from a viral marketing strategy that encourages members (both businesses and consumers) to engage with each other to solve everyday problems.

Prior to being acquired by Reply! Inc. in June 2011, MerchantCircle had acquired both Bloglines and TimeBridge to help deliver more offerings to local businesses!

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Hyve Up interview with Ben T. Smith and Kevin Leu

Added: 2/26/08

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MerchantCircle screenshot
Above: MerchantCircle
Uploaded: 4/11/12
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Products

MerchantCircle

Websitemerchantcircle.com
StageLive
Launch DateJune 5, 2006
Tags ad-supported-software
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Sources

  1. Reply.com Acquires Marketing Network For Small Businesses MerchantCircle For $60 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Exclusive: Bloglines Will Be Resurrected By IAC-Funded MerchantCircle (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. MerchantCircle Acquires Online Meeting Scheduler TimeBridge (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Going local with MerchantCircle (siliconbeat.com) [edit]
  5. Citation Needed [add]
  6. Citation Needed [add]
    Yahoo! Partnership Will Help You Get More Local Customers (merchantcircle.com) [edit]
    MerchantCircle Launches the Web's Easiest-To-Use Instant Website Service (reuters.com) [edit]
    Screenwerk (gesterling.wordpress.com) [edit]
    Green Initiative (merchantcircle.com) [edit]
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