Overview

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Status
Acquired by on June 22, 2011
Total Equity Funding
$14.3M in 2 Rounds from 7 Investors
Headquarters:
San Ramon, California
Description:
MerchantCircle is an online local marketing platform that provides deals, expert advice and competitive quotes from local merchants.
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Categories:
Local, Direct Marketing, Advice
Website:
http://www.merchantcircle.com
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Company Details

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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.

Prior to being acquired by Reply! Inc. in June 2011, MerchantCircle had acquired both Bloglines and TimeBridge to help deliver more offerings to local businesses!

Funding Rounds (2) - $14.3M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Sep, 2007$10M / Series B5
Jun, 2006$4.3M / Series A4

Acquisitions (2)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Nov 4, 2010Unknown
Sep 21, 2010Unknown

Products (2)

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Competitors (5)

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  • CitySquares provides video marketing and advertising solutions for local businesses to develop their online exposure.
  • Ingenio is a knowledge-commerce platform, connecting customers and advisors through its proprietary web and telephony technology solutions.
  • LocalPrice is a shopping website for everyday services such as dentists, locksmiths, movers, and pest control.
  • TriValleyBook is a local website where neighbors can share the businesses.
  • On-line Advertising for Local Business

Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Headquarters

    12667 Alcosta Blvd

    San Ramon, California 94583

    United States

  • Office

    800 W. El Camino Real

    Suite 330

    Mountain View, California 94040

    United States

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