49 Acquisitions
IPO / Stock
Went Public on Sep 24, 1998 / EBAY
San Jose, CA
eBay, an online auction and e-commerce marketplace, enables people and businesses to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services.
Pierre Omidyar
Business Services, All Markets, Search, Auctions, E-Commerce

Company Details

September 1, 1995
10k + | 60 in CrunchBase

eBay is an online auction and e-commerce platform and marketplace that enables people and businesses to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services worldwide.

The platform connects millions of buyers with sellers globally utilizing PayPal to ensure secure transactions. It also operates specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace as well as eBay Classifieds sites which together have operations in more than 1,000 cities around the world.

eBay products can be sold either via a silent auction in which users are able to input the maximum price they are willing to pay and for which the site will automatically increase bids as necessary up to that maximum, or via the Buy It Now feature that enables its users to purchase items at a set price.

eBay products and companies include eBay Marketplace, Media Marketplace, PayPal, and various online classifieds sites.

eBay was founded in September 1995 by Pierre Omidyar in San Jose, California.

Funding Rounds (1) - $6.7M


Products (4)

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    eBay Desktop

    eBay Desktop is a free desktop application that can be used to search, browse, bid, keep track of your auctions — all the things you use
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    eBay Mobile Application

    eBay members can now search, bid, and check their activity on the go. The mobile application will activate SMS updates on items won,
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    eBay Classifieds

    eBay Classifieds is eBay's free local classifieds portal. It launched in March 2005 internationally, and in Summer 2007 in the US.
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    eBay Marketplace

    eBay offers localized sites in the following markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealnd, Philippines, Singapore,

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Offices/Locations (2)

  • Office

    C/. Sor Ángela de la Cruz 3, 5ª planta

    Madrid, 28020


  • Headquarters

    2145 Hamilton Avenue

    San Jose, CA 95125


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Images (3)

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