Acquired by on May 8, 2014
Total Equity Funding
Undisclosed Amount in 1 Round from 10 Investors
San Mateo, California
Delicious is a social bookmarking website to save, organize and discover links on the web.
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Delicious is a social bookmarking website -- the primary use of Delicious is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On Delicious, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.

You can also use del.icio.us to see the interesting links that your friends and other people bookmark, and share links with them in return. You can even browse and search Delicious to discover the cool and useful bookmarks that everyone else has saved -- which is made easy with tags.

Delicious was acquired by Yahoo on December 9, 2005. No formal acquisition price was disclosed, though it has been speculated at $10 to $15 million. Early seed round investors include Marc Andreessen, Tim O'Reilly, Esther Dyson, Josh Kopelman, Bob Young, Seth Goldstein and Howard Morgan.

In September 2007 Delicious showed an upcoming version 2 to the public, along with the announcement of a complete re-write of the code base.

In April 2011, Delicious was acquired by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen's AVOS Systems. Since the acquisition, Delicious has undergone several redesigns.

Funding Rounds (1) - undisclosed

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Apr, 2005undisclosed amount / Seed10

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  • AntStorm is a new approach to social bookmarking and human-powered search. AntStorm lets users import their browser bookmarks and access,
  • Clipboard is a web platform allowing users to gather links on various topics and store them online.
  • DeliciousSafari is a plug-in for the Safari web browser to provide access to del.icio.us bookmarks directly from the browser.
  • Diigo is a social annotation service enabling users to add highlights and notes to any web page.
  • Faves is a social bookmarking and networking software solution that installs a single browser button for users to bookmark a webpage.
  • Kippt is a collaborative bookmarking system for professional networks, allowing users to collect and share content.
  • Likeastore provides an easy and safe way to keep favorite items from different social applications like facebook, twitter, github, etc.
  • Social Semantic Web

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    San Mateo, California

    United States

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