Acquired by on November, 2008
Total Equity Funding
$6.2M in 1 Round from 2 Investors
Mountain View, CA
Wink is a community-based social search engine enabling users to find people and their profiles.
Search Engine, Home Automation, Internet of Things

Company Details


Wink is a people search engine that searches for profiles across the Web.

Wink began in 2004 as a social search engine to use input from other people to influence the relevance of Web pages. But in 2006 Wink changed directions to become a people search engine. At the time there were numerous growing social networks and other places online with limited ability to search. Serving those looking to find old friends or anyone with an active online life, Wink searches about one billion profiles across popular social networks and other destinations.

Wink merged with Reunion.com in November, 2008.

Funding Rounds (1) - $6.2M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jan, 2005$6.2M / Series A2

Investors (2)

Current Team (2)


Products (3)

  • Type in someone's name, location and almost any other fact about them (company, school, club) to find their profile in Wink.
  • The Wink Hub is the central piece of hardware that connects all of your favorite smart products.
  • The Wink Relay is a zigbee Hub that allows for full control of the Wink app via a mounted interface.

Competitors (11)

  • Bigsight Media Group is the parent company behind bigsight.org, the web's central people directory.
  • Biographicon is a wiki-based website containing biographies of famous and non-famous people.
  • Insteon transforms the "connected home" from a buzzword into reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter.
  • LinkedIn, a professional networking site, allows its members to create business connections, search for jobs, and find potential clients.
  • PeekYou is a people search engine that allows its users to find and contact individuals online.
  • Revolv is a monitoring and control system that allows users to control their connected devices from a single hub.
  • SmartThings, a smartphone app, allows its users to monitor and control their domestic affairs even when they are out of their home.
  • Spock is a people and public information search engine.

Partners (17)

  • Koninklijke Philips is a technology company that provides healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting products, solutions, and services.
  • Honeywell International is a technology and manufacturing company that offers energy, safety, and security solutions and technologies.
  • Amazon.com is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
  • Nest Labs is a home automation company manufacturing sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled, self-learning thermostats and smoke detectors.
  • Nortek, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of residential and commercial building products primarily in the United States, Canada,
  • Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems.
  • Kwikset is an industry leader and innovator in home safety with keyless entry and re-keying technology.
  • The Ring Video Doorbell blends convenience, home monitoring, and security all into one sleek, simple to use smart doorbell.

Offices/Locations (2)

  • Office

    Mountain View, CA 94041


  • Headquarters

    606 W 28th 7th Floor

    Newyork, Argyll and Bute 10001

    United Kingdom

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