Overview

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Status
Acquired by on September 1, 2009
Total Equity Funding
$12M in 3 Rounds from 4 Investors
Headquarters:
Vancouver, BC
Description:
NowPublic is a global crowdsourcing social news website of ordinary citizens.
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Categories:
Crowdsourcing, News, Social News
Website:
http://www.nowpublic.com
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Company Details

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NowPublic wass a crowdsourcing news network empowering the ordinary citizen.

In 2009 the site was nominated for an Emmy. As a participatory news network, NowPublic lets citizens from all over the world write and contribute to news stories by sending in text, photos and/or videos. The site employs the notion of "crowdsourcing," as it is essentially a Wikipedia-like news service.

After just two year of its start in a garage, NowPublic grew to include over 170,000 contributors in 140 countries worldwide. Major news corporations including CNN, BBC, MSNBC, and Gannet have all begun to include citizen-collected news content, and most recently the Associated Press partnered with NowPublic.com to incorporate their citizen content in stories and breaking news events.

From 27th Nov http://www.nowpublic.com is no longer accessible it is permanently redirected to http://www.examiner.com.

Funding Rounds (3) - $12M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2007$10.6M / Series A3
May, 2006$1.4M / Angel1
2005undisclosed amount / Seed1

Acquisitions (1)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Jul 10, 2008Unknown

Board Members and Advisors (3)

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Products (2)

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  • NowPublic.com was launched in 2004
  • Temp was added to CrunchBase in 2009

Competitors (3)

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  • CJReport is a wiki-like citizen journalism website. CJReport aims to deliver news content that is open, one step ahead of the existing
  • Digital Journal is a digital media news network providing information submitted by a global network of journalists.
  • GroundReport is a global citizen journalism platform that enables anyone to publish news reports and videos and reach a global audience.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    576 Seymour Street

    Suite 204

    Vancouver, BC

    CAN

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