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Zvents  Acquired by StubHub (2012  amount undisclosed )

1875 S. Grant Avenue #800
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 234-9629
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) David Scott Carlick (Vantage Point Venture Partners) Jason Whitt (VantagePoint Capital Partners VP) Paul Martino (Tribe Networks CTO) John Gardner (Nokia Growth Partners Partner) Doug Power (NAVTEQ VP Corporate Development) Laura A. Brege (Red Rock Ventures) Paul Levine (AdBrite VP Marketing)
Former outside board: Richard W. Melmon (NetService Ventures Group Managing Partner)

Business description: Zvents goal is to be the best local event search on the Web, and to enable brand-new kinds of extended conversations about local events and things to do. Here’s how we do that: Initially for the Bay Area, and soon for other U.S. metros, we offer more events than anyone else. New media, old media, we don’t care. You’ll find more here than anywhere. The best search tools for events. We’re really proud of our what-when-where search. Try to stump it, and let us know if you do. Want to know about football games next weekend? Type in “football" and “next weekend". Want to do something with your kids next Thursday? Try “Children" and “Next Thursday". Sure, date math and geospatial data are hard. Our job is to make it easy for you. The best results views for events. We support text lists, maps, and calendars including 1,3,7, and 30-day versions, all dynamic, and all interchangeable for a given search. Ever wondered why finding something to do was so hard? Perhaps it’s because no one else has ever done it this way before. The best event web service for developers. We support three web service APIs with lots of functionality – REST, SOAP, and XML-RPC. We’ll be adding more functionality soon. We offer extensive RSS support and feeds from all different nooks and crannies of the site. We support iCal. Use our “Zbutton" to point to individual events in our database. Use our slick embeddable iFrame calendar to show off your personal schedule, your group’s schedule, or the calendar of a venue on your blog. Either takes just one minute and is as simple as cutting and pasting a single line of code into your site. Personal calendar? Check. Saved searches? Check. View your friends’ calendars? Check. View group calendars? Check. Intermix and overlay all of these in one place? Sure. Forward to friends? No problem. Managing the process of deciding whether to do something has never been so easy.
Customers include: New York Times Regional Media Group ;  San Jose Mercury News
Partners include: Fetch Loopt The McClatchy Company ;  Denver Post;  Freedom Interactive ;  Lodi News Sentinel;  MediaNews Group Interactive and North Jersey Media Group ;  Miami Herald;  Palo Alto Daily News;  San Jose Mercury News;  Tribune Media Services ;  WidSets

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Sep 2008   Mar 2008
Capital raised: 39.0M
Last Round: 24.0M
Ownership: Acquired by StubHub (2012  amount undisclosed )
Corporate investors: Navteq Nokia Growth Partners

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Record updated: Feb 2012
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 2005
Headcount: 11-25 as of Aug 2006
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Sep 2008   Mar 2008
Capital Raised: 39.0M
Last Round: 24.0M
Ownership: Acquired by StubHub (2012  amount undisclosed )