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Offices

Bridge House
48-52 Baldwin Street
Bristol, BS1 1QB, GBR

People

CEO
Founder
Co-Founder
CFO
Chairman (non-exec)
Head, Human Resources
MD, Media
MD, Sift Digital
Board Observer

Funding

TOTAL $4.67M
FUNDING TOTAL $4.67M
Seed, 1/1998
£700k
Series A, 10/1999
£2.5M
Seed, 1/2013
Tandem Entrepreneurs
$540k

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Sift

Sift is an online publisher and strategic website engineer.

As a publisher (Sift Media) it owns a portfolio of nine online business communities, one horizontal support title and one Awards event, the majority of which have been launched by Sift. The largest title is AccountingWEB (UK - www.accountingweb.co.uk & US - www.accountingweb.com). Other titles include BusinessCloud9.com, MyCustomer.com, TrainingZone.co.uk & UKBusinessForums.com. The Software Satisfaction Awards were inaugurated in 2006 (www.softwaresatisfaction.co.uk).

As a strategic website engineer:

  • PracticeWEB provides a SaaS platform (content, tools and website services) to over 1,200 UK accounting firms (www.practiceweb.co.uk); and

  • SiftGroups provides hosted online community and social network solutions (and consultancy) to over 100 publishers, not-for-profits, charities, corporates and public sector bodies using Open Source solutions. Its clients include Centaur Media, CIMA, CIPD, Disasters Emergency Committee (DED), Law Society, NHS Connecting for Health, VSO and William Reed Publishing.

In a JV with Market Platform Dynamics, Sift is also launching FinReg21.com a community based site focussing on global financial regulation in March 2009.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Sift received $540k in Seed funding. (1/31/13)
    Posted 1/31/13 at 8:29pm via pandodaily.com
  • Check
    Sift added Ben Heald as CEO. (9/1/02)
    Posted 3/16/09 at 5:52am
  • Dollar
    Sift received $4.13M (£2.5M) in Series A funding. (10/1/99)
    Posted 3/16/09 at 5:52am
  • Dollar
    Sift received £700k in Seed funding. (1/1/98)
    Posted 3/16/09 at 5:52am
  • Check
    Sift added Naveen Jamal as Software Engineer. (1/1/95)
    Posted 6/24/11 at 12:16pm
  • Check
    Sift added Alan Howarth as Chairman (non-exec).
    Posted 3/16/09 at 5:52am
  • Check
    Sift added Jon Dobrowolski as Founder.
    Posted 7/23/13 at 9:48pm
  • Check
    Sift added Colin McArdell as Co-Founder.
    Posted 10/10/13 at 1:03am

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Above: APP kit Screenshot
Uploaded: 7/26/13

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PracticeWEB

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Sift

Sources

  1. Founders [edit]
  2. 1st VC round [edit]
  3. Sift raises $540K to turn your inbox into a personal shopper (pandodaily.com) [edit]
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