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Ranker

Ranker is a crowdsourced platform that consumers visit 12 million times a month to view, rank, and vote on broad opinion-based questions ranging from the yummiest gluten-free crackers to the most attractive celebrities to the top inexpensive cars. Ranker is the “Yelp for everything else”.

To consumers, Ranker is a publisher (200 million+ monthly pageviews, Quantcast Top 100 for mobile web). Equally importantly, Ranker is a fully-semantic consumer data collection machine. This data produces continually updated rankings across 1000s of topics with intrinsic value far beyond regular pageviews and has in parallel built an “opinion graph” (people who like X also like Y, and think Z is expensive) with over 7 million “edges”. This data has immense value to market researchers, ad agencies, ad targeters, and other enterprise customers who derive value from consumer psychographic behavior

In addition to being a destination site, Ranker’s platform is fully portable as well, and over 1800 publishers big and small use Ranker widgets to power list-based ranking and polling on their sites, often as the “reader’s poll version” of editorial lists.

Recent Milestones

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    Ranker added Stan Holt as Chief Revenue Officer. (1/11/14)
    Posted 1/22/14 at 3:35pm
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    Ranker received $2M in Venture Round funding. (6/27/13)
    Posted 6/27/13 at 10:20am via techcrunch.com
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    Ranker — Ranker, the list-based platform for ranking and voting on any topic, announces that Mani Dhillon has joined the Los Angeles-based company as Chief Operating Officer. Dhillon was most recently the GM of Urbanspoon. While at Urbanspoon, Dhillon grew unique (1/20/12)
    Posted 1/20/12 at 4:15pm via socaltech.com
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    Ranker added Michael Jones as Board. (10/1/11)
    Posted 1/23/12 at 1:37pm
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    Ranker — Ranker wishes to announce that Michael Jones joined the company's board of directors last fall. Jones is currently the CEO of Santa Monica-based studio Science; he was previously CEO of MySpace, Tsavo Media and CEO/Founder of Userplane, which was acquired (10/1/11)
    Posted 1/20/12 at 4:17pm via socaltech.com
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    Ranker added Joel Yarmon as Board. (4/4/11)
    Posted 4/4/11 at 2:08pm
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    Ranker received $1.3M in Series A funding. (4/4/11)
    Posted 4/4/11 at 9:03am via techcrunch.com
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    Ranker added Mani Dhillon as Chief Operating Officer. (1/1/11)
    Posted 1/23/12 at 1:35pm
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    Ranker added Tony Adam as Advisor. (6/1/10)
    Posted 12/21/10 at 3:01pm
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    Ranker received $800k in Venture Round funding. (2/4/10)
    Posted 7/22/10 at 10:55am
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    Ranker — Seed B Angel Round $750K (2/4/10)
    Posted 2/5/10 at 8:45am via socaltech.com
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    Ranker received $1M in Seed funding. (6/1/08)
    Posted 3/31/09 at 9:51am via thealarmclock.com
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    Ranker added Clark Benson as CEO/Founder. (4/1/08)
    Posted 3/31/09 at 9:49am
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    Ranker added Ryan Steelberg as Investor.
    Posted 8/5/11 at 6:52pm

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Above: Ranker Homepage
Uploaded: 10/27/12

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  1. Stealth Mode Ranker Raises $1M in Seed (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  2. EDGAR [edit]
  3. Ranker Lands $1.3 Million From Tim Draper And Others, Tries To Rank *Everything* (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Ranker, ‘The World’s Ranking Platform’, Raises $2M From Lowercase And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Ranker Gets $750K (socaltech.com) [edit]
    Ranker Hires Mani Dhillon as Chief Operating Officer (socaltech.com) [edit]
    Michael Jones joins Ranker's board of directors. (socaltech.com) [edit]
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