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Epinions  Acquired by DealTime LTD (2003)

8000 Marina Blvd 5th Floor
Brisbane, CA 94005
Website Company Summary Management Team

Finance: Alan Henricks
Technology: Ramanathan Guha (11/99)
Sales/Marketing: Jeff Bruce
General Counsel/Legal: Eric Goldman

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bill Gurley (Benchmark) John R Johnston (August Capital);  Bradford Koenig (Goldman Sachs)

Business description: Epinions (, the place where people make informed decisions before buying anything, has more than one million reviews and comments and covers over two million products and services. With unbiased advice, personalized recommendations, and comparison-shopping, Epinions provides an unparalleled platform to help people make informed buying decisions. The Company uses its innovative content engine and patent-pending Web of Trustâ„¢ technology to successfully collect, sort, and present shopping information to consumers. By aggregating shoppers who are ready to make buying decisions, Epinions offers one of the most cost-effective methods for companies to acquire highly qualified customers.
Customers include: MSN
Partners include: Excite@HomeLycos

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Feb 2001
Capital raised: 45.0M
Last Round: 12.0M
Ownership: Acquired by DealTime LTD (2003)
Corporate investors: Reuters Greenhouse FundAOLDell Ventures

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Record updated: Jul 2003
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 1999
Headcount: 26-50 as of Apr 2002
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Feb 2001
Capital Raised: 45.0M
Last Round: 12.0M
Ownership: Acquired by DealTime LTD (2003)