Vertical Q&A "Quora-style" Site SEEKING ACQUISITION OFFERS. Largest Q&A Community In Its Industry. 35+ Million Unique Visitors per Year. Top 10,000 Site GLOBALLY. 12+ Years Running/Growing (Established 2004). 100% Organic Traffic. $0 Ad Spend Budget. $0 Marketing/Sales Costs. $0 VC or Other Investment Funds. 1.9 Million Posts. 500,000+ Questions. Secure, Fast Loading, Efficient Code (Developed and Run By 34+ Year Programmer). 70% of Traffic Aged 18-35. Amazing Site Reputation With Google. Attracted 106,700,000 users In the Last 3 Years.

- Launched 2004. 12+ years of growth.
- 35+ Million unique visitors per year (approx 3 million uniques per month).
- 106+ Million unique visitors in last 3 years.
- 2013 = 31.3M users. 2014 = 35.7M users. 2015 = 38.6M users.
- 1.9 Million posts, 500,000+ threads.
- Secure, Fast Loading, Efficient Code (Developed and Run By 34+ Year Programmer)
- Demographic Interests: employment, travel, accommodation, post-secondary, financial services
- Mixed international traffic from USA, India, UK, Philippines, Canada, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Thailand, Japan
- 100% organic traffic
- $0 advertising, sales, marketing spend.

Answers Site / Answers Corporation
(2005) Answers was launched and traded on the NASDAQ under symbol "ANSW".
(2011) AFCV Holdings (parent company: Summit Partner) acquired Answers at 33% above the company's average closing stock price, for a sum of $127 million and de-listed it from the stock exchange.
(2014) Apax Partners (UK private equity firm) invested 43% equity in Answers and acquired 91% of the company in 2014 for a reported $900 million valuation (source: Moody's Investors Services as reported by

Quora Site
(2011) Quora reached 150,000 unique visitors per month.
(2014) Quora raised $80 Million in a venture capital round led by Tiger Global at a near $1 Billion unicorn valuation ($900 million).

StackOverflow Site
(2008) Vertical Q&A site, Stack Overflow (owned by parent company Stack Exchange) launched as "a question and answer website for professional and enthusiast programmers".
(2010) Stack Overflow raised US$6 million in venture capital from Union Square Ventures and other investors.
(2011) Stack Overflow raised an additional $12 million in funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures (valued at $80 Million)
(2015) Stack Exchange (parent company) raised $40 million in Series D funding led by Venture Capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz at $459 Million valuation (101 million monthly unique visitors).

1. Strategic brands (Corporate Venture firms) in this specific "language/learning" market or looking for global brand awareness and wanting to own a loyal audience driven platform/channel with 35 million+ uniques per year.
2. Private Equity and investment firms (especially ones with a portfolio in community, media, platform, marketplace and similar) wanting to scale this up to 3x (100 million+ annual audience) and then roll-it up to a Strategic buyer (larger equity firm or end-user, strategic Brand).
3. Independent business builders/investors looking to build the platform, introduce monetization and sell for an "outrageous" multiple to a PE (Private Equity) firm or an end-user, strategic brand.

Posted Aug 28, 2016

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