Ask.com Overview

  • Founded
  • 1996
Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 505
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $1.9B
Latest Deal Amount

Ask.com General Information

Description

Ask.com is a provider of an online search engine that is focused on providing answers to questions. The company blends search with answers from real people using a specialized routing technology. Ask.com, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), was founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and re-named Ask.com in 2005. The company seeks to develop and upgrade its technology through mergers and acquisitions.

Contact Information

Website
Formerly Known As
Ask Jeeves
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Internet Software
Other Industries
Vertical Market Software
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • 555 12th Street
  • Oakland, CA 94607
  • United States
+1 (510) 000-0000
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Ask.com Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
4. Merger/Acquisition 01-Jul-2005 $1.9B 000.00 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
3. IPO 01-Jul-1999 0000 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC 22-Mar-1999 $25M $25M Completed Startup
1. Seed Round 01-Sep-1997 Completed Startup
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Ask.com Signals

Growth Rate

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

Size Multiple

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

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Ask.com Former Investors (13)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Advent Venture Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Angel Investors Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Compaq Computer Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Emergence Capital Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Highland Capital Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Ask.com Investments & Acquisitions (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
00000 14-Aug-2014 000000000000000000 Social/Platform Software 0000000 00000
0000000 02-Jul-2012 000000000000000000 Application Software 0000000 00000
0000000000.000 06-Jul-2008 000000000000000000 Information Services (B2C) 000 00000
000000 000000 20-May-2005 000000000000000000 000.00 Other Commercial Services 000000 000000000
Bloglines 08-Feb-2005 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Social Content 00000 0000000
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Ask.com Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000 14-Aug-2014 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000.000
0000000000.000 06-Jul-2008 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000.000
000000 000000 20-May-2005 000000000000000000 000.00 Completed
  • 000.000
000000000 08-Feb-2005 000000000000000000 0000 Completed
  • 000.000
Attenza 15-Mar-2000 Early Stage VC 0000 Completed
  • 5 buyers
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