Overview

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Status
Acquired by on October 25, 2012
Total Equity Funding
$23.05M in 4 Rounds from 4 Investors
Headquarters:
Hamburg
Description:
Qype is a social network based around user reviews of businesses and places.
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Categories:
Social Network, Database
Website:
http://www.qype.co.uk
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Company Details

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Qype is a social network based around user reviews of businesses and places.

The site allows its users to browse a database of locations and see at a glance those which have been most favorably rated by the community.

Members of the site can add new places to the existing database, rate and review businesses, add videos and photos and engage with the community via message boards, groups and messaging.

Founded in 2005 by German entrepreneur Stephan Uhrenbacher, the site also has a mobile version which can enables users to locate the top rated place near to a specified location.

Funding Rounds (4) - $23.05M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Nov, 2010€6.5M / Series B0
Sep, 2008£8M / Series A3
Sep, 2006undisclosed amount / Seed2
Dec, 2005undisclosed amount / Angel1

Acquisitions (1)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Mar 1, 2011Unknown

Current Team (1)

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Products (1)

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  • Qype is a social network based around user reviews of businesses and places. Founded in 2005 by German entrepreneur Stephan Uhrenbacher,

Competitors (8)

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  • Gomy is a IT company specializing web design and development, web hosting, mobile develpment.
  • Mekanist.net is a Turkish online search engine for finding food, beverages, popular restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • RateItAll is a consumer-review website that incorporates social networking through reviews on products and services.
  • Tipped is a UK-based user-generated reviews and listing site, covering a variety of review categories from bars and restaurants to
  • Trusted Opinion is a social recommendations site for getting suggestions on restaurants, bars and cafes from friends and expert sources.
  • TrustedPlaces is a social network for reviews, enabling people to discover recommendations and share opinions on local places.
  • Profitable local search and discovery community. Reaching 3.5m people per month in 5 EU markets w/ offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Warsaw.
  • YellowBot is a hyper-local search engine and community discussion resource.

Offices/Locations (2)

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  • UK office

    3rd Floor

    95 New Cavendish Street

    London W1W 6XF,

    GBR

  • HQ

    Großer Burstah 50-52

    Hamburg, 20457

    DEU

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