- Acquired by eBay
- September, 2007
- Chris Dixon, Caterina Fake
- New York, NY
- Local, Curated Web
- Hunch is a website designed as a collective intelligence decision-making system that connects people on the web based on their interests.
Hunch is a consumer web application that is building the "taste graph" of the internet, mapping every person on the internet to every entity on the internet and their affinity for that entity. An entity could be a web site, a cookbook, a hotel room, a celebrity, a restaurant, etc.
Hunch creates a taste profile by asking them a series of questions which range from serious to profound and subsequently can make recommendations personalized to that user, which live in "topics".
Topics vary widely, from entertaining subjects like 'Which superhero would you be' to more conventional questions like 'Should I Switch to A Mac?' The system then uses the answers to these questions to offer the user a suggested solution, a "hunch" of what the user would like.
Current Team (5)Update
Past Team (8)Update
CEO, Co-founder, Board of Directors
Chief Product Officer, Co-Founder, board of directors
2008 - Jan, 2010
VP of Marketing
Apr, 2008 - Dec, 2011
Jun, 2010 - Aug, 2010
Software Developer Intern
2011 - Jan, 2011
VP of Product
Feb 1, 2011 - Nov 21, 2011
Sr. Software Engineer
Sep, 2007 - May, 2009
2011 - Jan, 2012
Funding Rounds (3) - $19.2MUpdate
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