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Link Exchange  Acquired by Microsoft (1998 $ 265,000,000)

217 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
USA
(415)-543-4435
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Mark Bozzini (4/98)
Technology: Samuel Druker
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Ariel Poler (I/Pro Founder) Tony Hsieh (Oracle) Michael Moritz (Sequoia Capital)
Company

Business description: Link Exchange provides online advertising sales and service, and a free network of more than 200,000 websites on which advertising banners can be placed.
Partners include: Best Internet CommunicationsGeoCitiesInternet MallWebChat Communications;  MindSpring;  SimpleNet
Capital

Rounds: 3
Capital raised: 3.3M
Ownership: Acquired by Microsoft (1998 $ 265,000,000)
Angels/other VCs: Tony Hsieh (co-Fdr);  Sanjay Madan (Oracle)
Corporate investors: Microsoft

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Overview
Record updated: Feb 1999
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 1996
Headcount: 76-100 as of Feb 1999
Rounds: 3
Capital Raised: 3.3M
Ownership: Acquired by Microsoft (1998 $ 265,000,000)