Ancestry Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1983

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 1,842


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Div. Recap.
  • (Announced)

  • Financing Rounds
  • 33

  • Investments
  • 13

Ancestry General Information


Provider of online genealogical services intended to discover the family history of individuals. The company offers family history, genealogy research and DNA testing services offering with the integration of family trees and offers its records and census information on its website and through applications to individuals, helping people in finding their family stories.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
The Generations Network
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Corporate Office
  • 1300 West Traverse Parkway
  • Lehi, UT 84043
  • United States

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Ancestry Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Ancestry Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Lehi, UT
1,842 As of 2024
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London, United Kingdom
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San Francisco, CA
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Ancestry Competitors (8)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Findmypast Corporate Backed or Acquired London, United Kingdom 000 000000&0
23andMe Formerly VC-backed San Francisco, CA 000 00.000 0&0
I-gene Corporation Moscow, Russia 0
OmeCare Formerly VC-backed San Diego, CA 00 00000 000000&0 00000
Xcode Life Venture Capital-Backed Chennai, India 00 00.000 00000000000 00.000
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Ancestry Executive Team (39)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Howard Hochhauser Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Board Member
Sriram Thiagarajan Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer
Julie Miller Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
Tina Hwang JD Chief Privacy Officer & Vice President of Legal
Brian Donnelly JD Chief Commercial Officer
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Ancestry Board Members (19)

Name Representing Role Since
0000 000000000 Ancestry Board Member 000 0000
00000 000000000 Blackstone Board Member 000 0000
0000 000000 00 Self Board Member 000 0000
000000 0000000 Blackstone Board Member 000 0000
0000 00000000 Ancestry Chairman 000 0000
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Ancestry Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Ancestry Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Ancestry Investments & Acquisitions (13)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Geneanet 03-Nov-2021 0000000000 Social/Platform Software 0000000 0
Clever Digit Media 21-May-2021 0000000000 Consulting Services (B2B)
AdPay 18-May-2016 0000000000 Business/Productivity Software 00000 000
Find A Grave 30-Sep-2013 0000000000 Information Services (B2C) 0000000 0
1000Memories 03-Oct-2012 Merger/Acquisition Social Content
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Ancestry Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded Information Services (B2C) Lehi, UT 2009
Geneanet Social/Platform Software Paris, France 0000
Find A Grave Information Services (B2C) Lehi, UT 0000
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Ancestry Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
AdPay 18-May-2016 0000000000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Heritage Makers 21-Sep-2005 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000 08-Apr-2003 Buyout/LBO Completed
  • 3 buyers
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Ancestry FAQs

  • When was Ancestry founded?

    Ancestry was founded in 1983.

  • Who is the founder of Ancestry?

    Dan Taggart, John Sittner, and Paul Allen are the founders of Ancestry.

  • Who is the CEO of Ancestry?

    Deborah Liu is the CEO of Ancestry.

  • Where is Ancestry headquartered?

    Ancestry is headquartered in Lehi, UT.

  • What is the size of Ancestry?

    Ancestry has 1,842 total employees.

  • What industry is Ancestry in?

    Ancestry’s primary industry is Other Services (B2C Non-Financial).

  • Is Ancestry a private or public company?

    Ancestry is a Private company.

  • What is Ancestry’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Ancestry is 00000.

  • How much funding has Ancestry raised over time?

    Ancestry has raised $160M.

  • Who are Ancestry’s investors?

    Alta Global Ventures, Blackstone, GIC (Singapore), and Frazier Group have invested in Ancestry.

  • Who are Ancestry’s competitors?

    Findmypast, 23andMe, I-gene, OmeCare, and Xcode Life are some of the 8 competitors of Ancestry.

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