Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Whalerock Industries
Founded:
October 1, 2007
Employees:
12
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funding:
$4M
Categories:
Web Development, Curated Web
Description:
Whiskey Media develops websites that are 'Whiskey Powered,' a proprietary publishing layer they built for the Django framework.

Detailed Description

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Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics. The company builds sites that are "Whiskey Powered", which refers to the proprietary publishing layer they have built on top of the python-based Django framework. Their sites borrow heavily from features in Facebook and Wikipedia to create their community-driven content data. In April 2010, Whiskey added a new feature to their platform called "Quests" the turns content creation into a social game with rewards.

Whiskey Media was founded in part by CNet Networks Co-founder Shelby Bonnie. The rest of the team is made up of CNET veterans, including Jeff Gerstmann formerly of Gamespot.

Whiskey Media closed its initial site, Political Base in August, 2009 due to lack of advertising interest in the political segment. It may revive the site at a later date.

Current Team (6)

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Funding Rounds (2) - $4M

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Products (3)

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  • A0751a68913aba66c964a84c4f9748fb

    ComicVine

    Comic Vine is a structured wiki for comics. It aims to accurately document the entire world of...
  • 92a176dfa73b71fbcf9f7404b022f1ab

    GiantBomb

    GiantBomb is a video game encyclopedia. It features full articles and images covering video...
  • F2131c5ea4ef51806b0f9cb139c110db

    AnimeVice

    AnimeVice is a structured wiki product about anime offered by Whiskey Media. The site launched in...

Investors (1)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    921 Front St.

    Suite #100

    San Francisco, CA 94111

    USA