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Wink  Acquired by (2008  amount undisclosed)

5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
Website Company Summary Management Team

Technology: Bruce Karsh (12/31/2004)
Former Employees: David Beach David Koblas Luke Lu

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Brett Bullington (Excite@Home Former sr. executive) David Sze (Greylock Partners)

Business description: Wink is a people search engine. We specifically target our search engine to find individual people who are active web and social network users. We search the public profiles on MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, LinkedIn, Live Spaces, and other sources. We're adding more and more networks all the time and are developing new technology to find even more people in a variety of cool ways. We also use our PeopleRank technology that takes direct input about our search results from users and refines it to deliver the results that people think are the best. Wink People Search lets you find people by name, location, school, work, and interest anywhere on the web. Wink also lets you create your own Wink profile. This enables you to be found in the Wink search engine (and other traditional search engines) and have control over what people know about you. The Wink profile allows you to control your name, location, description, and other contact information. It also provides you with the ability to promote and share links to the sites that you own or have a profile across the web. It can link to your MySpace, blog, Flickr photos, wish list, and other pages that you manage on various sites. This gives you the freedom to determine what people know about you and where you are on the web. The Wink profile is also a great thing to share with your friends and family, it provides them with a single page to access all of your content. Wink profiles are sorted to the top of our search results.

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Sep 2005
Last Round: 6.2M
Ownership: Acquired by (2008  amount undisclosed)
VCs include: Cambrian VenturesGreylock Partners;  Endeavor Group
Angels/other VCs: Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn);  Gil Penchina (Wikia);  Peter Thiel (PayPal)

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Record updated: Mar 2007
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 2005
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Sep 2005
Last Round: 6.2M
Ownership: Acquired by (2008  amount undisclosed)