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  • Finding Family Is Big Business: Ancestry.com Files For $75 Million IPO

    After going a year with nary a venture-backed IPO in sight, here’s more proof that things are finally beginning to perk up: Ancestry.com, a genealogy service that allows user to map out and search for their family history, has filed for a $75 million IPO. You can see the full SEC filing here. Ancestry.com offers some basic functionality for free, but to tap into the site’s… Read More

  • Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni

    Family genealogy and social newtork Geni got to five million profiles in the first five months after launch. Their early growth propelled them to a $100 million valuation and a lot of positive press. In August the inevitable German clone launched. The clone, called Verwandt.de is a near carbon copy of Geni. But unlike most clones, which never do as well as the original application, Verwandt… Read More