Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Answers Corp. has raised $13 million in a private placement

What Company Is Offering:
Answers Corporation owns and operates Web properties dedicated to providing useful answers in thousands of categories. The award-winning reference site includes content on five million topics from over 180 licensed sources from leading publishers, including Houghton Mifflin Company, Barron's, Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica. is a community-generated Social Knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of WikiAnswers' growing community and dedicated supervisors, answers are constantly improved and updated over time. WikiAnswers was ranked by comScore as the fastest growing domain of the top 1,500 in the U.S. in terms of unique monthly visitors in 2007. is also available for mobile devices at

How Much They Got From Vcs:

Answers Corp. has raised $13 million in a private placement of convertible preferred stock and warrants to Redpoint Ventures.

About Vcs:
Redpoint Ventures focuses on partnering with and funding innovative companies that have the potential to define, lead, and change industries. Redpoint partners have many decades of experience and success in technology investing; combined with this foundation, the firm is able to leverage a thriving network of entrepreneurs, partners, and industry experts to accelerate building market-leading companies. Redpoint ( was founded in 1999 by partners from two of the top firms in the venture capital industry and currently has over $2 billion under management. The firm is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai, China.


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