Coupons.com

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Coupons.com, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSECOUP
Industry Coupons
Founded 1998
Headquarters Mountain View, California
Key people CEO and founder: Steven Boal
Website www.coupons.com

Coupons.com, Inc. is a public company founded in 1998[1] in Mountain View, CA. Steven Boal is the founder and CEO of Coupons, Inc. Coupons.com offers digital coupons, including online printable, social, mobile and loyalty card promotions. Sunday newspapers have traditionally been the dominant distribution method for coupons; in 2009 it was estimated by Coupons.com that approximately half of the redeemed coupons in the United States originated from weekly supplements in Sunday papers.[2] In June 2011, after receiving approximately $200 million of new investment, its value was estimated at a billion dollars.[3] In October 2011, Greylock Partners announced an investment of up to $30 million in a secondary market purchase of company shares. [4] In June 2012, Bay Area News Group named Coupons.com to its list of Top Workplaces 2012. [5]

Products[edit]

Clients include hundreds of top consumer packaged goods brands (including Clorox, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, and Kraft Foods), leading restaurant, toy and entertainment companies, as well as top retailers (such as A&P, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway, ShopRite and Walgreens).[6] In November 2010, Yahoo announced that it was including coupons.com offers in its new local deals offering.[7] In June 2013 Coupons.com released the KitchMe app for Google Glass, the first cooking application for Google Glass.[8] With the KitchMe app users can search for recipes, make shopping lists, and receive step-by-step cooking instructions.[9]

Valuation[edit]

Coupons.com is being tracked as one of the 30 companies in China, Europe, and the United States valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Our Company - About Us
  2. ^ Stross, Randall (December 25, 2010). "Someday, Store Coupons May Tap You on the Shoulder". The New York Times. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Skidmore, Sarah (June 9, 2011). "Coupons.com Gets $200M Investment". ABC News. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Attention Shoppers: Coupons.com Grabs $30M in Funding From Greylock". AllThingsD. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Bay Area News Group Top Workplaces 2012 List". Bay Area News Group. June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Coupons.com signs Walgreens, Kmart, others". April 22, 2009. 
  7. ^ Efrati, Amir (November 16, 2010). "Yahoo Tries Hand at Local Deals". The Wall Street Journal. 
  8. ^ Dickey, Megan Rose (June 28, 2013). "A Coupons Company May Have Just Created The First Cooking App For Google Glass". Business Insider. 
  9. ^ Summers, Nick (June 27, 2013). "Coupons.com launches KitchMe Google Glass app for hands-free cooking". The Next Web. 
  10. ^ Garcia Phillips, Andrew (2014-01-27). "The Billion-Dollar Startup Club". The Wall Street Journal (Dow Jones & Company, Inc.). Retrieved 2014-01-27.