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Vicinity  (Stock symbol: VCNT ) Acquired by Microsoft (2002 $ 96,000,000)

370 San Aleso Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Barton Faber (Atrium Partners);  Jerry Gallagher (Oak);  James Geddes (Trans Cosmos USA);  Doug McIntyre ( CFO);  Peter Mills (CMGI@Ventures);  Norman Nie (Stanford University Professor);  Michael SearsRon Smith ( CEO);  Peter Ziebelman (Palo Alto Venture Partners)

Business description: Vicinity Corporation provides technology-based solutions that enable businesses, governments, and agencies to market the local availability of their products and services. Using Web, wireless and speech platforms, Vicinity offers a comprehensive portfolio of application services and application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow enterprises to direct their customers to a brick-and-mortar store, branch or outlet near them that offers the specific product or service they are seeking.
Customers include: Bank of AmericaThe Home Depot;  Baskin-Robbins;  Delta Dental;  DHL Worldwide Express;  Hilton Hotels;  John Deere;  Lexus;  McDonald's;  Pizza Hut;  Ritz-Carlton;  Starwood HotelsAndResorts Worldwide;  Taco Bell

Rounds: 4
Capital raised: 12.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Microsoft (2002 $ 96,000,000)
Stock Symbol: VCNT
Angels/other VCs: Norm Nie (Stanford University Professor);  Michael Sears (Surf Watch)

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Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 1995
Headcount: 151-200 as of Aug 2000
Rounds: 4
Capital Raised: 12.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Microsoft (2002 $ 96,000,000)
Stock Symbol: VCNT