Amazon is sponsoring DEVintersection on Oct 25, 2016  


67 Acquisitions
IPO / Stock
Went Public on May 15, 1997 / NASDAQ:AMZN
Seattle, Washington
Description: is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Crowdsourcing, E-Commerce, Internet, Delivery, Retail, Software

Company Details

July 5, 1994
10k + | 154 in Crunchbase

Amazon is an e-commerce retailer formed originally to provide consumers with products in two segments. It offers users with merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers.

Operating in North American and International markets, Amazon provides its services through websites such as and It also enables authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content via its branded websites.

Amazon also provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, it provides co-branded credit card agreements and advertising services, serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, and manufactures and sells electronic devices.

It offers Amazon Prime which is an annual membership program. It provides free shipping, streaming, and access to books to borrow and read on a Kindle device.

Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Funding Rounds (1) - $8M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 1995$8M / Series A1

Investors (1)

Series A (Lead)

Acquisitions (67)

Sep 20, 2016Unknown
Jul 14, 2016Unknown
Feb 16, 2016Unknown
Feb 11, 2016Unknown
Dec 1, 2015Unknown
Sep 25, 2015Unknown
Sep 3, 2015$500M in Cash
Apr 30, 2015Unknown
Apr 10, 2015Unknown
Apr 10, 2015Unknown
DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Jul, 2016$10M / Venture
Jun, 2016$45M / Series D
Apr, 2016$34k / Debt Financing
Feb, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed
Dec, 2015$23M / Series B (Lead)
Dec, 2015$88k / Debt Financing
Aug, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Aug, 2015$8M / Series B
Jul, 2015$130M / Series E
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed
Jul, 2015$1.5M / Seed
Jul, 2015$8k / Debt Financing
Jul, 2015$60M / Series C (Lead)
Jun, 2015$65k / Debt Financing
Apr, 2015$15k / Debt Financing
Dec, 2014$10M / Venture (Lead)
Aug, 2014$15M / Series D
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / Series F (Lead)
May, 2014$20M / Venture (Lead)
Sep, 2013$4.7M / Venture
Aug, 2013$2.25M / Venture
Feb, 2013$110M / Private Equity
Jul, 2012$1.4M / Seed
Nov, 2011$176M / Series F
Sep, 2011$2M / Venture
Jul, 2011undisclosed amount / Venture
Jun, 2011$25M / Series C
Apr, 2011$400M / Series E
Dec, 2010$9M / Series B
Dec, 2010$183M / Series D (Lead)
Sep, 2010$10M / Series A
Oct, 2009$19M / Series C
Jun, 2009$4.4M / Series B
Apr, 2009$350k / Seed
Apr, 2009$550k / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2009$8.5M / Series B
Aug, 2008$12.25M / Series B
Jul, 2008$15M / Series B
Jun, 2008undisclosed amount / Seed
Dec, 2007$72M / Venture (Lead)

Current Team (154)


Funds (1)

Jun 25, 2015Alexa Fund$100M

Products (104)

  • Amazon has two A2Z Development Centers, SFO (subsidiaries). The A2Z in Cupertino generally works on the Kindle (also known as Lab126) and
  • Subsidiary of
  • was added to CrunchBase in 2011
  • Alexa was added to CrunchBase in 2011
  • Analytics tools for business on web.
  • Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996.
  • BookSurge is Amazon's print-on-demand book business. The seek to give publishers the ability to distribute their material though existing
  • Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service

Sub Organizations (23)


Competitors (19)

  • is an open, online retail platform for fresh gourmet coffee.
  • Bag of goodies was founded in 1998
  • Bazaarvoice helps brands capture, analyze and act upon social data, and enables authentic customer-powered marketing.
  • Elastra provides cloud configuration services that allow companies to build public and private clouds.
  • eMusic is a digital music service allowing subscribers to discover and download music.
  • Epinions is a consumer reviews platform offering consumer insights, unbiased advice, product evaluations, and personalized recommendations.
  • Trading items you don't need anymore
  • GoGrid is an IaaS provider offering public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions.

Offices/Locations (2)

  • Spain Office

    Vía de las Dos Castillas 33,

    Edif. 2 Atica 7. Plta. baja

    Madrid, Madrid 28224


  • Headquarters

    345 Boren Ave N

    Seattle, Washington 98109

    United States

Past Team (392)


Upcoming Event Appearances (1)


October 25, 2016 - October 28, 2016

MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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