Everybody’s got an opinion, and if you can collect them together that can be worth quite a bit of money. Angie’s List, one of the largest sites for local service provider ratings, has received $35 million from Battery Ventures, bringing its total funding to $48M. Battery will now hold a minority stake in the company.
Angie’s List was founded in 1995, and provides users with customer reviews on a variety of services, including plumbers, roofers, and handymen. The site has over 600,000 members in the United States, and it soon plans to expand abroad. Users must pay a fee starting at $35 a year to access content, but free trials are granted for a year in cities that have been added to the site recently. According to comScore, its traffic has been flat, with only 214,000 unique visitors in February.
Angie’s List had previously received $13 million in funding, largely from Aquent and BV Capital. Battery Ventures manages almost $3 billion in capital. Competitors to Angie’s List include Yelp and Kudzu.