Ciao Overview

  • Founded
  • 1999
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 150
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

Ciao General Information


Provider of an online platform for publishing product reviews. The company offers an online community platform that critically reviews and rates products and services for the benefit of other consumers.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Other Industries
Social/Platform Software
Application Software
Information Services (B2C)
Primary Office
  • Marsstr. 40
  • 80335 Munich
  • Germany
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Ciao Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
5. Merger/Acquisition 19-Mar-2012 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Merger/Acquisition 07-Apr-2005 00000 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Later Stage VC 01-Jan-2005 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC 21-Apr-2000 $19.1M $23.1M Completed Startup
1. Early Stage VC 01-May-1999 $4M $4M Completed Startup
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Ciao Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
Provider of an online platform for publishing product reviews. The company offers an online community platform that crit
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Munich, Germany
150 As of 2005


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Ciao Competitors (15)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
GuestU Formerly VC-backed Lisbon, Portugal 0 00.000 000000&0 00.000
00000 Venture Capital-Backed Naarden, Netherlands 0 000 0000000000 0 000
00000000000000000 Formerly VC-backed Washington, DC 00 000.00 000000&0 000.00
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00000000 Formerly VC-backed Munich, Germany 000 000 0000 00000.
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Ciao Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
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


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Ciao Former Investors (9)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Acton Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Apax Partners PE/Buyout Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Burda Digital Ventures Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Greenfield Online Corporation Majority 000 0000 000000 0
Index Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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