SimilarWeb

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SimilarWeb
SimilarWeb company logo
Type Private
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served International
Founder(s) Or Offer,[1] Nir Cohen
CEO Or Offer[2]
Industry Advertising, Information technology
Services Web analytics
Slogan(s) Love Your Competitors
Launched 2009
Current status Online
Similarweb.com
Web address SimilarWeb.com
Type of site Web analytics
Registration Optional
Available in English
Written in Apache Hadoop
Launched January 2013; 1 year ago (2013-01)[3]
Alexa rank Steady 1279 (August 2014)[4]
Current status Active

SimilarWeb Ltd (former SimilarGroup) is an information technology company founded in March 2009 by Or Offer.[5][6] From its headquarters in London, U.K., SimilarWeb provides services in Web analytics, data mining and business intelligence for international corporations.[7] Through its main platform called SimilarWeb, it uses Big data technologies to collect, measure, analyze and provide user engagement statistics for Web sites and mobile apps.

Company History[edit]

Or Offer founded SimilarWeb with Nir Cohen on March 3, 2009 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Later the company moved its headquarters to London, U.K. On May 31, 2010 the company raised $1.1 million in a series A round[8]of investment led by Yossi Vardi, International Management, Liron Rose and Omer Kaplan. On January 29-th, 2013 company raised another $2.5[9]and closed an additional $3.5[10]million extension to its Series B round on September 24th led by David Alliance, Moshe Lichtmanand participation of existing investor Docor International Management.[11]On the 24th of February 2014 South Africa media giant Naspers invested $18[12]million of funding of funding in a Series C into SimilarWeb. Less than a month after SimilarWeb used a part of the capital for acquisition of Israeli early-stage company TapDog[13]for a few million dollars in shares and cash, less than a year after it was founded. Company's most notable clients include PayPal, eBay Inc., Flipkart, Adidas and others.

Technology[edit]

In June 2013, SimilarWeb released SimilarWeb PRO, an advanced version of the free and general purpose SimilarWeb.[14]Additionally, SimilarWeb exposes its data to an API.[15]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Or Offer-Person Overview". CrunchBase. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Or Offer interview on Startup Camel". Sturtup Camel. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Buchuk, Daniel. "Introducing SimilarWeb!". Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "SimilarWeb.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "SimilarWeb organization". CrunchBase. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "CEO profile". CrunchBase. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Mike Shields (May 23, 2014). "Why Lower Rated Broadcast Comedies Like NBC’s Community Are Hits on Hulu". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Series A funding". TechCrunch. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Series B funding". CrunchBase. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Series B additional funding". CrunchBase. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Docor International Management". VentureDeal. Retrieved 24 August. 
  12. ^ "Sries C funding". CrunchBase. Retrieved 24 August. 
  13. ^ "TapDog Acquisition". Globes Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Chaffrey, Dave. "A new online competitive intelligence tool". Smart Insights. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "SimilarWeb APIs: unveiling the story behind every website on the internet". 3scale. Retrieved 18 August 2014.