- Acquired by Reply! Inc. on June 22, 2011
- Funding Received
- $14.3 Million in 2 Rounds from 6 Investors
- Mountain View, CA
- MerchantCircle is an online local marketing platform that provides deals, expert advice and competitive quotes from local merchants.
- Ben T. Smith, IV
- Direct Marketing, Estimation and Quoting, Advice, Consumers, Business Services, Local, Curated Web
MerchantCircle is the place to find great deals, expert advice & competitive quotes from the best local merchants!
MerchantCircle was founded in 2005 as an online marketing platform for local business owners, and has grown into the largest online network of local business owners in the Nation. MerchantCircle makes it easy for people to find qualified businesses to provide quality services. MerchantCircle helps people get the advice they need from the real experts; local business owners with tons of real world experience. MerchantCircle delivers competitive quotes for all the services people need on a daily basis.
MerchantCircle provides small businesses with a web listing page, blogging platform, deal building tools, and many other ways for businesses to connect with new potential customers. Consumers can create profiles on MerchantCircle to clip and keep track of coupons in real time, and post business-specific questions to the network of business owners. "Circle" in the company's name comes from a viral marketing strategy that encourages members (both businesses and consumers) to engage with each other to solve everyday problems.
Past Team (10)Update
Jul, 2008 - Jun, 2011
Vice President of Product Management & Marketing
Oct, 2005 - Jul, 2006
Senior Vice President
2005 - Jan, 2011
VP Product Management
May 20, 2010 - Oct, 2010
Director of Community Relations and Programs
Business Development Consultant
2006 - Jan, 2006
Chief Technology Officer
Sep 22, 2010 - Sep, 2011
Director of Product Management
2005 - Jan, 2010
Funding Rounds (2) - $14.3MUpdate
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