WeddingWire

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WeddingWire Inc
Private
Industry Computer software
Founded Chevy Chase, Maryland (2006)
Headquarters Chevy Chase, Maryland
Key people
Timothy Chi, CEO; Lee Wang, COO; Jeff Yeh, CTO; Sonny Ganguly, CMO; Andrew Olek, General Counsel; Mike Beach, CFO
Website www.weddingwire.com

WeddingWire Inc. operates online marketplaces for the wedding industry in 14 countries, including the US, Canada, Spain, Italy, France, Mexico, Brazil and India. The company claims to be dedicated to building innovative tools and resources that simplify the wedding planning process. Engaged couples worldwide have the opportunity to search for local vendors, read newlywed reviews, and use comprehensive planning tools online and on-the-go.

Profile[edit]

The company was founded in 2005 by Timothy Chi, who was one of the founding members of Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) along with Lee Wang, Jeff Yeh, and Sonny Ganguly.[1] Today, WeddingWire is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland with European offices in Barcelona, Spain.

History[edit]

On May 1, 2007, WeddingWire publicly launched [2] the first version of its product offering to engaged couples and local wedding vendors

On February 19, 2008, WeddingWire secured a $5.5MM Series A strategic investment round from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.[3]

On June 19, 2008, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced they now offer a full suite of online wedding planning tools, powered by WeddingWire.[4]

On July 11, 2011, WeddingWire announced the acquisition of Project Wedding from eHarmony.[5] [6]

On Dec 7, 2011 WeddingWire announced an investment from Southern Capitol Ventures. [7]

On Dec 14th, 2011, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced the sale of their stake in WeddingWire for $11mm to Catalyst Investors. [8]

On Sept 25th, 2012, WeddingWire secured a $25.0MM Series B investment round from Spectrum Equity Investors.[9][10]

On Feb 26th, 2015, WeddingWire announced the acquisition of Wedding Planner, S.L., a Spanish-based company that operates wedding marketplaces in 12 countries, such as Bodas.net. .[11][12]

On June 9, 2015, WeddingWire announced the acquisition of GayWeddings.com,[13][14]

Awards[edit]

  • Forbes, America's Most Promising Companies 2014, WeddingWire #60[15]
  • Inc Magazine, Inc500/5000, WeddingWire #714[16]
  • Ernst & Young, Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, Timothy Chi[17]

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