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Acquired byYelp
Price$50M
Date10/2012
TermsCash and Stock

General Information

Offices

HQ
Großer Burstah 50-52
Hamburg, 20457, DEU
UK office
3rd Floor
95 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6XF, GBR

People

Funding

TOTAL $23.1M
FUNDING TOTAL $23.1M
Angel, 12/2005
b-to-v Partners AG
Seed, 9/2006
Advent Venture Partners
Partech Ventures
Series A, 9/2008
Wellington Partners
Advent Venture Partners
Partech Ventures
£8M
Series B, 11/2010
€6.5M

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Qype

Founded in 2006 by German entrepreneur, Stephan Uhrenbacher, Qype is a community for people to share their personal experiences and opinions about specific businesses. This service helps users internationally, by providing reviews to facilitate the process of making consumer decisions. The Qype mobile app now allows users to access these recommendations on the go.

Businesses can also take advantage of the site’s features by promoting their brand and managing their online reputations on Qype. The product allows business owners to directly engage with their customers and take control of their online exposure.

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Qype

Websiteqype.co.uk
Blogen.blog.qype.com
StageLive
Launch DateSeptember 1, 2007
Tags reviews, europe, qype, quipe, qypedeals, deals, mobile

Qype is a social network based around user reviews of businesses and places.

Founded in 2005 by German entrepreneur Stephan Uhrenbacher, the site allows its users to browse a database of locations and see at a glance those which have been most favourably rated by the community.

Members of the site can add new places to the existing database, rate and review businesses, add videos and photos and engage with the community via message boards, groups and messaging.

The site also has a mobile version which can enables users to locate the top rated place near to a specified location.

Qype screenshot
Above: Qype
Uploaded: 2/13/08

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Qype

Sources

  1. Yelp Pays $50M To Acquire Its Big European Rival, Qype, To Beef Up Its Recommendations And Listings Business (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. b-to-v.com [edit]
  3. thealarmclock.com [edit]
  4. alarm:clock (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  5. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Qype acquires Germany’s Cooledeals to go after Groupon, Dailydeal and Facebook (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
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