Comparison engine FindTheBest has announced a key hire today. Former Google and DoubleClick exec Rabin Yaghoubi will be joining the company as President. At FindTheBest, Rabin will lead Business Development, Marketing, Sales and Operations from the company’s newly opened New York office.
At Google, Yaghoubi helped launch and lead Google’s content, commerce and local partnerships. At DoubleClick Rabin was Vice President of Global Media, responsible for expanding and ultimately selling the company’s media business.
FindTheBest was founded by DoubleClick cofounder Kevin O’Connor so Yaghoubi and O’Conner go back to their DoubleClick days. The startup launched late last year, took funding by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in December, and has been growing fast. The site now has 1.5 million monthly users, after only six months open to the public.
What makes FindTheBest unique is its ability to compare in-depth searches that crawl large amounts of data. For example, the engine is perfect for comparing colleges, allowing you to compare universities by acceptance rates, SAT scores, tuition, and more. As we wrote in our previous review, the quality of the data they’ve gathered from government and other trusted sources, the transparency into how the data is sourced, and the tools available to slice, dice and manipulate it make FindTheBest a compelling destination.
FindTheBest is an unbiased, data comparison engine that collects and organizes objective information about hundreds of products and services. From dog breeds to smartphones to financial advisors, FindTheBest defines custom taxonomies through which to understand hundreds of products and services. FindTheBest presents data in easy to use tables, comparison pages, and detailed views. All data is human curated, and stripped of marketing influence. In addition to FindTheBest.com, FindTheBest owns and operates FindTheData.org. Founded by Kevin O’Connor, previous CEO/Founder of DoubleClick....