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Ask.com

Ask.com
1996 FOUNDED
M&A STATUS
501-600 EMPLOYEES
M&A LATEST DEAL TYPE
$1.9B LATEST DEAL AMOUNT
Description

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.

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 and 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 Investments & Acquisitions (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000.00 14-Aug-2014 000000000000000000 Social/Platform Software 0000000 00000
0000000 02-Jul-2012 000000000000000000 Application Software 0000000 00000
0000000000.000 06-Jul-2008 000000000000000000 Social/Platform Software 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
000.00 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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Ask.com Former Investors (28)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Board
Seat
Contact
Info
Advent Venture Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Angel Investors Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Baxter Investment Management Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Bayview Investors Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Carlton Communications Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Ask.com Executive Team (18)

Name Title Board
Seat
Contact
Info
Kartik Ramakrishnan Chief Executive Officer

17 Former Executives

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