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Infoseek  (Stock symbol: SEEK ) Acquired by The Walt Disney Company (1999)

1399 Moffett Park Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94989
USA
(408)-543-6000
Website Company Summary Management Team
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Oliver Curme (Battery Ventures Partner);  Steven Bornstein (ESPN President);  Robert Iger (ABC President);  Jake Winebaum (Buena Vista Investors)
Former outside board: H Dubose Montgomery (Menlo Ventures General Partner)
Former advisory board: John Taysom (Reuters Greenhouse Fund Executive Director)
Company

Business description: Infoseek develops information retrieval software and services for the Internet with a detailed match of customer preferences to enhance advertising penetration.
Customers include: IntelMicrosoftSteel Excel;  Hearst
Partners include: NETCOM Online CommunicationsNetscape CommunicationsReutersSun MicrosystemsVerityWebTV Networks;  Cable News Network;  Free Loader;  NYNEX
Capital

Rounds: 4
Capital raised: 21.0M
Ownership: Acquired by The Walt Disney Company (1999)
Stock Symbol: SEEK
Angels/other VCs: Dan Lynch (Cybercash);  Matt Stover (NYNEX Information Technologies);  John Zeisler (NETCOM Online Communications)
Corporate investors: Reuters Greenhouse Fund;  NYNEX

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Overview
Record updated: Apr 1999
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1993
Headcount: 151-200 as of Dec 1998
Rounds: 4
Capital Raised: 21.0M
Ownership: Acquired by The Walt Disney Company (1999)
Stock Symbol: SEEK