Epinions Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1999

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $620M

Epinions General Information


Provider of a consumer review platform. The company offers a platform via which consumers can share their unbiased reviews regarding products they have used, enabling other customers to compare and make the right purchase.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Information Services (B2C)
Corporate Office
  • 8000 Marina Boulevard
  • Floor 5
  • Brisbane, CA 94005
  • United States

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Epinions Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
5. Merger/Acquisition 13-May-2003 $620M 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Early Stage VC 01-Jan-2003 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Early Stage VC 02-Jan-2002 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Seed Round $8M $8M Completed Generating Revenue
1. Early Stage VC Completed Generating Revenue
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Epinions Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Information Services (B2C)
Brisbane, CA
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San Francisco, CA
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Epinions Competitors (2)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Yelp Formerly VC-backed San Francisco, CA 0000 00000 000000&0
Quandoo Formerly VC-backed Berlin, Germany 000 000.00 000000&0 000.00
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Epinions Former Investors (7)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
August Capital Growth/Expansion Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Benchmark (San Francisco) Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Bertelsmann Capital Ventures Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Brian McClendon Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Bridgescale Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Epinions FAQs

  • When was Epinions founded?

    Epinions was founded in 1999.

  • Who is the founder of Epinions?

    Ramanathan Guha, Nirav Tolia, Dion Lim, Michael Speiser, Naval Ravikant, and Louis Montulli are the founders of Epinions.

  • Where is Epinions headquartered?

    Epinions is headquartered in Brisbane, CA.

  • What industry is Epinions in?

    Epinions’s primary industry is Information Services (B2C).

  • Is Epinions a private or public company?

    Epinions is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of Epinions?

    The current valuation of Epinions is 00000.

  • What is Epinions’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Epinions is 00000.

  • How much funding has Epinions raised over time?

    Epinions has raised $65M.

  • Who are Epinions’s investors?

    August Capital, Benchmark (San Francisco), Bertelsmann Capital Ventures, Brian McClendon, and Bridgescale are 5 of 7 investors who have invested in Epinions.

  • Who are Epinions’s competitors?

    Yelp and Quandoo are competitors of Epinions.

  • When was Epinions acquired?

    Epinions was acquired on 13-May-2003.

  • Who acquired Epinions?

    Epinions was acquired by eBay Commerce.

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