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Zazzle Inc.
IndustryInternet, online retailing
Founded2005; 17 years ago (2005)
FoundersRobert Beaver
Bobby Beaver
Jeff Beaver
United States
Area served
Key people
Robert Beaver (CEO)
Type of site
Available inEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Swedish, Korean, Canadian French, Dutch
OwnerZazzle Inc.
Written inC#/ASP.NET

Zazzle is an American online marketplace that allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers (clothing, posters, etc.), as well as use images from participating companies. Zazzle has partnered with many brands to amass a collection of digital images from companies like Disney, Warner Brothers and NCAA sports teams.[2][3] Zazzle claims to have over 300 million unique products listed on the site.

Zazzle was launched from their garage by Robert, Bobby, and Jeffrey Beaver, and went live in 2005.[4] The company received an initial investment of US$16 million in July 2005 from Google investors John Doerr and Ram Shriram,[3] and an additional investment of US$30 million in October 2007.[5]

The site was recognized by TechCrunch as 2007's "best business model" in its first annual Crunchies awards,[6] and has been noted by industry experts, such as B. Joseph Pine, for its easy-to-use technology.[7] It is based in Redwood City, California. offers digital printing, and embroidered decoration on their retail apparel items, as well as other personalization techniques and items.


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  2. ^ "About Us".
  3. ^ a b Olsen, Stefanie (2005-07-18). "Google investors find new project". ZDNet. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
  4. ^ Dishman, Lydia (2013-10-18). "How Two Companies Partnered To Turn Design-On-Demand Into High Growth Retail". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  5. ^ Michael, Arrington (2007-07-27). "Zazzle rumor: big hedge fund investment". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-10-07.
  6. ^ "2007 Crunchies: The Winners". TechCrunch. 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  7. ^ Antonucci, Mike (2008-02-08). "Customize your Valentine's Day gifts". The Mercury News. Retrieved 2019-09-12.

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